Petra Systems Chooses CommScope For Its Smart Streetlight Network Solution

CommScope (which recently acquired ARRIS) has announced Petra Systems, a global technology provider delivering remotely managed networks for Smart City infrastructure, has selected the CommScope Managed Public Networks with Ruckus Wireless (also part of CommScope) Wi-Fi systems for its Petra Smart Streetlight Network Solution, the company said.

The Petra portfolio for smart cities provides municipalities, utilities and transportation authorities with robust streetlight-based IoT networking they can use to manage high-efficiency adaptive street lighting, add solar power generation, and offer Wi-Fi® Internet access.

With these and other smart city services the Petra Smart Streetlight Network Solution enables, cities can lower their lighting costs, enhance public safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide carrier-grade Wi-Fi services.

Petra Systems´ selection of CommScope´s Managed Public Networks demonstrates CommScope´s increasing traction in the growing market for smart city services. Smart city initiatives are on the rise, having reached USD 80 billion in 2016 and expecting to grow to USD 135 billion by 2021, according to IDC.

CommScope´s Managed Public Networks provide Petra Systems with all the hardware, services and network management they need for their Petra Smart Streetlight Network Solution´s IoT backbone, mobile data offload and Wi-Fi connectivity. Featuring full data center hosting, network analytics and Network Operations Center (NOC) support, CommScope Managed Public Networks delivers throughput and uptime guarantees, seamless authentication and billing synchronization for Petra Systems.

Petra Systems is a global technology provider delivering remotely managed networks for Smart City infrastructure, leveraging core expertise in power electronics, controls, and communications. With over 200,000 installed systems worldwide, Petra Systems combines technology innovation and competitive financing to help mobile carriers, municipalities, utilities, and transportation authorities transform streetlights into valuable assets. For more information, visit

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