Nokia announced tie up with Current, powered by GE to bring cutting edge smart city technology to cities across Canada. The two companies have announced a commercial partnership that will help Canadian cities improve operational infrastructure and expand new services to citizens.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will gain access to Current by GE’s CityIQ platform technology across Canada. The system will repurpose outdoor street lighting into digital infrastructure that collects data and distributes valuable insights to cities via Nokia’s safe and secure communications networks.

The combined digital solution is expected to help cities gain new operational insights and will enable app development—using a ‘horizontal’ platform that can support a wide variety of apps simultaneously—that can address common challenges like parking and traffic management, public safety enhancements and weather and air quality monitoring.

Shawn Sparling, Head of Canada Enterprise Sales for Nokia said, “Responsive, flexible technology is key to creating smarter cities while enabling a safer and more sustainable environment. The agreement with Current by GE is a key milestone in our efforts to build a rich and diverse ecosystem of leading suppliers to ensure the delivery of best-in-class solutions for our customers.”