IoT &

Smart Grid Technology

What is IoT?

Internet of Things (IoT), are physical devices that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies that is used for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet.

Examples include smart home systems, wearable tech and high-speed broadband.

IoT supports smart cities to operate as well as smart grids, connected cars, smart health technologies, cloud services, and industry supply chains and much more. Worldwide IoT spending is now forecast to pass the $1 trillion mark in 2022.

Smart grid technology will help tackle the growing demand for renewable power sources to be integrated into the existing grid, and enable the national and international vision of low carbon energy.

Why Glasgow?


Glasgow has been rated the number 1 UK core city for the quality of its mobile 3G/4G connection.

LoRa Coverage

Glasgow has the highest Long Range (LoRa) IoT coverage of any UK city, with 99% coverage across 22 gateways installed across the city.

16 distinct 5G projects

at use case or deployment status, representing two thirds of the national activity.

Glasgow is committed to making smarter use of resources – none more so than data.

Glasgow’s Smart City agenda is embedded in city plans, with every infrastructure project having a smart focus supported by investment in Long Range (LoRa) – a network designed to allow low-powered devices to communicate with Internet-connected applications over long range wireless connections. With a forecasted 25 billion IoT devices connected by 2025, LoRa networks like IoT Scotland are going to become increasingly important – they have the potential to be as disruptive to businesses as the internet has been previously.

Glasgow is home to Europe’s first ever ‘Smart Canal’ as part of an innovative £17 million project designed to mitigate flood risk and enable regeneration, and Glasgow was the first city in the UK to provide a combined Wi-Fi and cellular network in all of its subway stations paving the way for future-proofed smart ticketing systems.

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