Shenzhen and Guangzhou are representative cities that are at the forefront of smart light pole construction, and they have already made better explorations and attempts. Let’s take a look at how these two cities are progressing in this field recently.
The “Guangzhou City Smart Light Pole Construction Management Work Plan” passed 80,000 smart light poles by 2025
On July 7, the 113th Executive Meeting of the 15th Guangzhou Municipal Government reviewed and approved the “Guangzhou Smart Light Pole Construction Management Work Plan” (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”) and the “2020 Smart Light Pole Pilot Construction Work Plan” (hereinafter referred to as “plan”). Clarify the work objectives and basic principles for accelerating the pilot promotion of smart light poles in major arterial roads and important places in the city, propose key tasks such as establishing a promotion mechanism, advancing pilot construction, and doing a good job in operation and maintenance, and clarify the division of responsibilities of relevant units. Put forward the principles, goals, and total amount of the planning and construction of smart light poles in Guangzhou in 2020, and clarify the specific scenarios, roads, and quantities of smart light poles. The meeting emphasized that relevant municipal departments should speed up the preparation of special plans and do a good job in the pilot construction, management, and application promotion of smart light poles.
The “Plan” proposes that by 2025, about 80,000 smart light poles will be built in the city, including about 42,000 in the downtown area, providing about 32,000 5G micro-station sites, and providing a guarantee for the 5G network in the central city. Site resources required for deep coverage. At the same time, a unified management platform for smart light poles will be built, and a number of smart city applications such as smart lighting, smart transportation, and smart policy will be put on poles.
Smart light pole is a new type of information infrastructure that integrates lighting, video surveillance, traffic management, environmental monitoring, communication, and other functions. It consists of infrastructure and poles, lighting facilities, traffic, video surveillance, and other pole-mounted facilities. An important carrier of the new smart city. In order to seize opportunities for the development of new infrastructure and smart cities such as 5G, promote the in-depth integration of a new generation of information and communication technologies and the construction of new smart cities, and strengthen Guangzhou’s leading position in the development of emerging industries such as 5G, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Vehicles. Expand the scope of pilot work for the promotion of smart light poles and formulate this plan.
As a new generation of urban information infrastructure, smart light poles are related to many areas in the “new infrastructure”, such as 5G base stations, new energy vehicle charging piles, and Internet of Vehicles. As an important part and an important entrance of a smart city, smart light poles are a natural carrying platform for the informatization construction of smart cities.
The “Plan” proposes that Guangzhou should accelerate the pilot promotion of smart light poles in the city’s main arterial roads and important places. Mainly to meet the future 5G evolution, the booming development of the Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, driverless, cloud computing, virtual reality, etc., as well as the needs of high-performance cities, and to promote the overall construction and planning of the city. According to the actual construction needs and progress of the operator’s 5G base station, adjustments will be made based on factors such as the actual situation in each district.
To this end, Guangzhou will advance the pilot construction of smart light poles in an orderly manner, formulate local standards for smart light pole construction, and formulate special plans for the pilot construction of smart light poles. The “Plan” proposes to accelerate the pilot construction of smart light poles in an all-round way, combined with the construction progress of financial investment projects such as annual new roads, urban renewal and major projects, and promote the establishment, design, construction and synchronization of the pilot construction of smart light poles and financial investment projects. Check and accept, and strengthen the coordination of integrated construction of communication pipelines, power expansion and pilot construction of smart light poles. At the same time, smart light poles will be promoted on non-municipal roads such as Nansha, Huangpu and other key areas, important industrial parks, and major living quarters. Simultaneously promote the upgrading and transformation of old light poles.
According to the plan, the total planned construction of smart light poles in Guangzhou in 2020 will be 4,238, covering 842 roads, with a radiation area of 3242.89 square kilometers. The construction area is selected from the busy areas of various districts, the core business district is planned, and the scope covers the road sections where operators need to mount the micro base station, and the demonstration pilot promotion projects of smart light poles in 11 districts of Guangzhou. Among them, the number of smart light poles planned in Yuexiu District is 704, which is the largest among all districts. Haizhu District is followed by 614 smart light poles.
As a frontier city in my country’s economic development and reform and opening up, Guangzhou has taken the lead in the construction of smart light poles in the country. At present, it has issued a number of policies, special plans, and standards to support and standardize the construction of smart light poles in the city.