Smart cities are creating connections in our communities

Creating more efficient and safer communities

Smart cities deliver advanced services for businesses and residents, helping to bridge the digital divide and provide a better quality of life for all. 

55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, it’s expected this number will grow to roughly 68%, as every day roughly 1.3 million people move into urban areas. To handle this population boom, cities are investing in technology to improve safety, efficiency, and create a better experience for their residents and visitors.

In the US alone, $160 million has been invested in researching smart city technologies that help improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and monitor the quality of the environment to better understand climate change and act on improving the health of natural resources.

Investing in technology has been the backbone driving many municipal agendas to improve sustainability, efficiency and safety.

  • Sustainability is driving investment in nearly half of infrastructure investments driven by an increased focus on understanding and improving the impact of climate change, building resilience and creating sustainable communities.
  • Energy Efficiency - Smart cities using data from smart technologies are on track to achieve a 30% reduction in energy use in the next 20 years. In Lansing, Michigan, 40% of the city’s public energy costs were associated with street lighting. By using smart lighting, which regulates the amount of light based on the levels needed to satisfy residents, the energy use and costs were reduced by 70%.
  • Safety and Security – Edge devices such as cameras and sensors to monitor images, sound and air quality help communities mitigate and respond to crime. And public and private wireless networks are enabling residents and first responders to have reliable connections when needed most.

Improving our communities pays off

The network systems to create more efficient and safer communities provide high-speed, low-latency data transmission, and ubiquitous connectivity. A well-planned infrastructure helps transform cities into vibrant communities. CommScope helps make that happen.

Smart cities are connected cities—connected by technology such as small cells, public Wi-Fi and fiber to the home. Creating the connections requires all available tools: wired and wireless networks, licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and software to manage them. Learn More

These projects aren’t just technically complex. Just as our cities are diverse, each project has multiple stakeholders with unique needs and priorities. Having a partner that can deliver a broad range of products and services reduces complexity and facilitates a speedier and more seamless experience. Learn more

Why CommScope?

Breadth of solutions

CommScope gives you one partner who can cover a broad range of infrastructure needs. RF and fiber connectivity, cellular and Wi-Fi, converged network management, small cell and backhaul, along with the services and expertise to bring it all together.

Long-range vision

5G, Wi-Fi 6, CBRS, IoT…it’s our job to know what’s next. For decades, we’ve developed network connectivity, shaped standards and helped network operators all around the world design and build the foundation for their enterprises ground-up. The technology you deploy today will be ready for the communication challenges of tomorrow.

Project management

Every smart city project involves multiple vendors, dozens of process steps, and hundreds of tasks. CommScope offers professional services and has a network or thousands of partners to help orchestrate and simplify.

Partner ecosystem

Our alliances include application developers, distributors, installers, integrators and consultants—all of whom are dedicated to keeping our customers ready for whatever is next.

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  • Case Study: Group 1 Automotive

  • Case Study: District of Mission - Networking Made Easy Through Single Pane of Glass

  • Case Study: Schoenen Torfs Stores

  • Case Study: Naperville Park District - Monetizing Public Wi-Fi To Help Municipalities

    Wireless coverage in many of the parks was spotty or non-existent. Faced with frequent requests for Wi-Fi at its recreational and outdoor facilities, the park district looked into Wi-Fi for Centennial Beach & Rotary Hill, two of its most popular parks. The initial quote was $72,000 for equipment and Wi-Fi service for the first year alone. This was well beyond their available funding especially since they only expected to see around 4,000 devices during the three-month summer period in which the aquatic facility is most used.
  • Case Study: WOBCOM GmbH - German

    WOBCOM GmbH supplies scalable, secure WLAN for ground-breaking Smart City concepts in the Wolfsburg area
  • Case Study: WOBCOM GmbH

    WOBCOM GmbH supplies scalable, secure WLAN for ground-breaking Smart City concepts in the Wolfsburg area