If you don’t like visiting parks then maybe you may be interested because they’ll have WiFi.
2021 seems to be off to a great start as Nairobi Metropolitan Services announced that green spaces and parks in Nairobi will soon have streetlights set up alongside free WiFi for sue by residents who visit often.
The plan to bring a smart light system in Nairobi has been there for a while now and finally these lights will incorporated in Michuki Park, City Park, Central and Uhuru parks, Jevanjee Gardens, Jamhuri Park and Ngong Road forest.
NMS Director-General Mohammed Badi said:
“We have been repairing and replacing streetlights within Nairobi, upgrading them to a smart light system,”
In the last one year the committee has repaired up to 50,000 street lights that had been neglected. The new street lights will also consume less energy and will still brighten up the city and possibly more people will be able to use the park in the evening safely since the street lights also have cameras.
The system will be in real-time management and will involve wireless mesh communication that will enable lighting infrastructures to also become internet hubs.
Badi also highlighted:
“We hope that with modern streetlights, we will be able to light up Nairobi city as it should be. This is by having intelligent lighting in the city which will eventually lead to Nairobi being a smart city, where the streetlights and public lights will do much more than just lighting the city,”