M1 announced enhancements to its Smart City Internet-of-Things (IoT) Solutions by using Nokia’s IMPACT IoT platform, which boosts M1’s capabilities to provide innovative IoT urban solutions in Singapore and overseas.
Since the launch of nationwide Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) in August 2017, M1 has rolled out various Smart City IoT initiatives including smart energy metering, smart street lightings, smart fleet management and smart logistics, as well as smart waste management. For example, using NB-IoT network for smart waste management, an IoT sensor is able to detect when a waste bin is full and prompt the cleaning service provider to remove the trash in a timely and on-demand manner. To further improve the performance of waste management collection, M1 can provide data analytics to aggregate and analyse the data.
The platform supports NB-IoT and other low range (LoRa) protocols that provide low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity options for the connection of IoT devices. Additionally, it also boasts a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) layer, which provides a comprehensive suite of capabilities covering connectivity management, application enablement, and device management for enterprise and solution providers.
Being a cloud-based platform, it is scalable and able to perform crucial data collection, event processing, contextualisation and analytics at scale while enabling applications across all devices without geographic boundaries. In addition, the platform is integrated with cybersecurity technologies, including Nokia NetGuard, to secure IoT devices and data. These are essential for the management of the thousands of sensors and devices to be deployed in Smart Cities.