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The Electricity Service ewz creates a citywide network for applications of the Internet of Things

In order to make optimal use of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation, the Electricity Service ewz implements a citywide LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) based on the fibre-optic network. The LoRa network is a technical basis for various Smart City and Internet of Things applications and enables the collection of data or information in a simple and cost-efficient manner.

Pilot projects concerning the measurement of air quality, water levels and other water parameters, but also the management of parking spaces (Smart Parking) have been conducted. Through these tests valuable insights could be gathered. These learnings are helping in the construction of the LoRa network and the development of a LoRaWAN service. The LoRa network and the LoRaWAN service can be used by all departments of the city administration and can be obtained via OIZ (IT department) after its implementation.

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