Ericsson wins smart city integration deal with Vivo

Sweden’s Ericsson has won a contract from Brazilian operator Vivo that will see the vendor manage the deployment of smart parking and lighting solutions as part of Vivo’s digital city project in São Paolo. Ericsson will partner with specialist providers as the project’s lead systems integrator and will assume responsibility for design, installation and deployment as well as post-deployment managed services, operations and maintenance.
The new lighting system will monitor the power consumption of each street light and switch them on and off accordingly, Ericsson said. Remote monitoring will also enable cost efficiencies for the municipal authorities. Meanwhile the parking solution will monitor available parking spaces in the city.