The City’s award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) network
The City's IoT wins awards
2018 Municipal Excellence Award
The City’s municipally-owned Internet of Things (IoT) wireless network project won the 2018 Alberta Minister’s Award for Municipal Excellence. This award recognizes the innovation and creativity of larger municipalities with populations of 500,000 or greater.
Photo (L-R): Karim Hussein (IT project manager), Mayor Nenshi, Nan Xie (Sr. IT engineer), Heather Reed-Fenske (Chief Information Technology Officer), and Colin Adderley (IT engineer).
2019 Smart 50 Award
The City's IoT network also won the 2019 Smart 50 Award, presented by Smart Cities Connect and US Ignite to recognize the most influential projects in smart communities worldwide. The IoT network won in the Digital Transformation category as one of the most transformative smart projects of the year.
The City of Calgary aims to be an early adopter of new technologies that help us better serve citizens. We are the first Canadian city that built and owns a new type of wireless network. This network, providing near city-wide coverage, has the potential to connect City devices, business units and projects using the "Internet of Things" technology to enhance communications, planning and citizen services.
Semtech and The City of Calgary: LoRaWAN-based smart city
Semtech, the maker of LoRa Technology used for the City Network of Things (CNoT) infrastructure, profiled The City of Calgary and its partners at the University of Calgary and TEKTELIC Communications’ innovative use cases for smart agriculture and smart city applications using LoRa Technology.
Visit Smart City: The City of Calgary to view a series of videos, use cases, white paper and blog posts featuring The City’s municipally-owned LoRaWAN network.
Learn how The City’s Devonian Gardens uses LoRa technology to maintain acres of plants indoors, how the Urban Alliance designed an innovative solution to monitor and characterize sound throughout the city and how Shaganappi Point Golf Course tracks pace of play to improve operational efficiencies.
- Explore The Smart City of Calgary
- Smart Calgary: Building a Smart City
- Smart Calgary: City Engineers Adopt LoRa Technology
- Smart Calgary: The Urban Alliance and University of Calgary Students
- Smart Calgary: TEKTELIC Communications
- Smart Calgary Use Case: Acoustic Monitoring
- Smart Calgary Use Case: Devonian Gardens
- Smart Calgary Use Case: Shaganappi Golf Course
- Why Calgary Chose LoRa for its Leading Smart City Network
- Discovering LoRa Technology Through Academics: A Q&A With The University of Calgary
- How TEKTELIC Communications Teamed Up With the City of Calgary to Enable Smart City Solutions
- IoT podcast: Heather Reed-Fenske talks to Stacey Higginbotham, expert and influencer in IoT
- SmartCitiesDive article: Calgary, Alberta unveils 4 new smart city initiatives
- Spiria article: Smart Cities and LoRaWAN: the Calgary story
Calgary envisions CNoT will be used by many of The City’s 32 business units and can also be used as part of Living Labs pilot projects. If your business is interested in accessing The City’s LoRaWAN network infrastructure to test ideas and products in a real-world environment, please contact: LivingLabs@calgary.ca