Quantela and T-Mobile combine IoT capabilities

  • December 20, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

T-Mobile and Massachusetts-based Quantela are combining their collective IoT capabilities to generate greater value for cities and utility providers across the USA.

Digital infrastructure company Quantela has agreed to combine T-Mobile’s existing IoT assets and cellular connectivity with Quantela’s established smart city software and hardware to bring a more competitive IoT offering to the US market, opening the doors for accelerated city digitisation.

This collaboration creates value for cities and utilities, particularly in the smart lighting space, which is often seen as a gateway to help cities fund further digitisation efforts. Through the alliance, Quantela’s NB-IoT street light controllers will be connected to T-Mobile’s nationwide network and managed through Quantela software to offer reduced capital and maintenance costs, reduced energy consumption and expenses, and enable greater network security and coverage across the US versus LED lights without smart controls.

By joining forces, T-Mobile can expand its IoT portfolio, and leverage Quantela’s software to give its customers a unified command and control platform to connect, view and manage data across all their IoT assets. Once deployed, cities and utilities can stack all existing and future IoT devices onto Quantela’s open architecture technology, optimising and accelerating their ability to digitise additional city services such as traffic management or energy metering to create safer, more sustainable communities.

“This strategic alliance helps us enhance and accelerate penetration of NB-IoT streetlight controllers managed through Quantela software, further strengthening our position as a leader in the smart lighting market,” said Amr Salem, Quantela CEO. “Additionally, we can grow our software footprint through T-Mobile’s existing IoT customers who are looking for a unified smart city platform to manage their data and more importantly use those data to deliver greater economic, environmental and societal outcomes for their communities.”

Quantela, founded in 2015, is a technology company that offers end-to-end infrastructure digitisation to help cities and communities meet their economic, social and environmental objectives. Its more than 400 employees offer technologies such as digital advertising, smart lighting, smart traffic and digitised citizen services. It is supported by investors Digital Alpha and Energy Impact Partners. The company is headquartered in Massachusetts, with offices across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.