ST Engineering’s Electronics Sector Partners Hong Kong in Smart City Transformation Initiative


First Multi-Purpose Lamp Post Trial in Hong Kong to deliver an IoT infrastructure that paves the way for island-wide smart city deployment

ST Engineering’s Electronics sector has extended its Smart Street Lighting solution to Hong Kong, having been awarded a contract to conduct a proof of concept trial to deploy multi-purpose lamp posts (MPLP) in Hong Kong.

The team from the Electronics sector will install customised multi-purpose lamp posts in Kowloon East, Hong Kong’s Smart City Pilot Area. The MPLP will be interconnected with a telecommunication network to form an Internet of Things (IoT) backbone. Leveraging IoT sensors fixed on the lamp posts, the MPLP will enable real-time collection of city data, such as weather, air quality, temperature, people and/or vehicle flow related information, for city management and the support of various applications of smart city initiatives. It will also provide services such as Wi-Fi hotspots, electric vehicle charging facility, information dashboard for maps and directions, real-time traffic updates, and car parking space vacancy information to residents. The use of renewable energy to power these multi-purpose lamp posts will also be adopted at one of the trial sites.

The trial, which started in June and will last till December 2019, is to result in enhanced efficiency of city services and operations.

“This programme goes beyond installing lamp posts for smart lighting services. It leverages technology to transform lamp posts into smart infrastructure that will enable smart services to be delivered to the residents in Hong Kong,” said Mr Ravinder Singh, President of Electronics, ST Engineering. “Having successfully deployed 15 million sensors globally for street lighting, water and energy management, we are excited by this opportunity to extend our technology and expertise to Hong Kong in its smart city journey.”

This POC trial is Hong Kong’s first step towards enabling smart city applications by leveraging street lighting infrastructure to support the deployment of a robust and resilient wireless sensor network. The street lighting infrastructure leverages the IoT ecosystem to facilitate seamless data exchange and analytics, offering deeper insights for predictive operations and maintenance.

ST Engineering’s Electronics sector has extensive track records on smart street lighting and efficient utility management, having deployed more than 15 million wireless sensors in global urban cities across Canada, France, Israel, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.

ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in the defence, government and commercial segments in more than 100 countries. With more than 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in its track record, the Group continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of S$6.62b in FY2017 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index.

The Electronics sector specialises in the design, development and delivery of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products, solutions and services addressing the needs of Smart Cities for Connectivity, Mobility and Security. Its deep technological and engineering expertise straddles business domains in Rail & Road engineering, Satellite Communications, Public Safety & Security, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Training & Simulation, Managed Services and Defence C4ISR. It has presence in more than 30 global cities across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit


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