Smart city in Georgia is exploring expanded 5G use cases

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Inseego Wavemaker 5G solutions will enable the Peachtree Corners intelligent traffic management system to leverage 5G connectivity, allowing massive amounts of data to be sent to a central control center in City Hall from advanced IoT traffic management cameras deployed on streetlights, it said.

Georgia’s Peachtree Corners, which calls itself one of the nation’s first 5G smart cities, this week announced a collaboration with Inseego to deploy 5G solutions that will drive innovative use cases across the city’s ecosystem.

Inseego 5G solutions, running on T-Mobile’s Extended Range 5G and Ultra Capacity 5G network, will help power various use cases at Peachtree Corners, said the company. These applications include the management of autonomous vehicles, services, and drones; private networks for mission-critical city applications; and purpose-built solutions for industry 4.0 applications.

The smart city is already using Inseego Wavemaker 5G indoor and outdoor fixed wireless CPEs. In addition, the city has deployed 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspots for connectivity across the municipality. The Wavemaker solutions are enabling the city’s intelligent traffic management system to leverage 5G connectivity, allowing massive amounts of data to be sent to a central control center in City Hall from advanced IoT traffic management cameras deployed on streetlights. This use case would not have been as economically feasible with wireline broadband technologies, said the company.

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“As one of the first cities to have deployed 5G in the United States in 2019, we’re continuing to uncover bandwidth and latency dependent use cases that are revolutionizing city operations, such as our intelligent traffic management system,” said Peachtree Corners Assistant City Manager and Chief Technology Officer Brandon Branham.

“We selected Inseego because their robust 5G portfolio offers solid performance and advanced security, attributes that are essential for mission-critical infrastructure.”

“Inseego is proud to partner with the City of Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab to strengthen America’s 5G ecosystem and innovate a host of exciting and previously unachievable use cases,” said Inseego Chief Technology Officer Dan Picker. “Our technology and diverse 5G portfolio is a perfect fit for many of the new applications the city is enabling and we look forward to showcasing the power of 5G in a real-world environment.”

Peachtree Corners, Georgia is home to more than 45,000 residents and an innovation hub that houses some of the world’s most disruptive technology companies, including:

  • the world’s first deployment of teleoperated e-scooters to fully autonomous shuttles being utilized by actual residents,
  • a solar roadway
  • the largest electric vehicle charging hub in the region
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