5G partnership between Signify and BAI

BAI Communications

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021



5G partnership between Signify and BAI

BAI Communications and Signify have forged a partnership that will see them combine expertise on lighting and wireless communications.

Neutral hosting facilities will be provided by BAI, while Signify brings its portfolio in connected lighting, with gigabit transmission integrated luminaires, smart poles, smart hubs and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.

The partnership represents an innovation leap for both organisations, as they begin working together to unlock the potential of light through pioneering connectivity solutions, which will revolutionise smart community advancement for municipalities and enterprise. This is another move in BAI’s active pursuit to be a world leader in connected 5G infrastructure. This collaboration will concentrate on BAI’s operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia ahead of exploring further opportunities across Europe.

Combining the specialised expertise of the two businesses boosts BAI’s capability to support fixed and mobile operators and municipalities to realise the smart city opportunities that 5G services are offering. Collaboration outcomes will include co-creating connectivity solutions to circumvent the growing pressure on wireless communication due to increasing congestion on radio spectrum. This will unlock a broad range of operational and revenue improvement opportunities for BAI’s customers.

“Importantly, this partnership supports our global ambitions and puts us in the perfect position to capitalise on the growing prioritisation of connected infrastructure. Signify’s specific expertise in lighting and wireless technology matched with BAI’s leadership in connected transit and infrastructure will enhance BAI’s existing success providing neutral host services by augmenting its range of offerings as it pursues, and wins, significant opportunities,” said BAI’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Igor Leprince.

“This opportunity to introduce new advanced network technology will accelerate BAI’s innovation in 5G outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure, small cell deployment and communications infrastructure for dense and complex urban and transit environments. It brings together great synergies between the two organisations, enabling BAI to extend and diversify its innovative service offerings through a mutually beneficial collaboration process with Signify.”

“This partnership marks an important milestone in our strategy to leverage the lighting infrastructure as a communications platform. We are excited to join forces with BAI and support the company in its mission to build the next generation of communications networks in London and other markets around the world. Our collaboration illustrates public lighting as the critical backbone for smart city transformation,” said Signify CEO Eric Rondolat.

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