India’s first planned industrial city, Jamshedpur is home to one of the largest, fully integrated and geographically diversified steel companies in the world – Tata Steel. In order to be able to serve it’s thriving community of about 1.3 million residents, Tata Steel carved out its town services division into what is called Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO) Ltd.
One of the key imperatives of JUSCO was optimizing infrastructure services in Jamshedpur. Specific areas that involved safety and additional manual effort due to scale, took priority. It wanted to implement a smart lighting solution that could drive energy conservation, monitor, and automate fault detection to ensure uninterrupted civil services, all from the central JUSCO command centre.
JUSCO chose to partner with Tata Communications to implement its Smart lighting IoT solution. Enabled by the underlying Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) that is developed to support multiple smart city use cases at scale, Tata Communications and its device partners deployed smart sensors on the street lights of Jamshedpur.
JUSCO realised the power of IoT by transferring complete control of smart lights to its command centre.
“Tata Communications’ IoT based smart streetlights solution meets all our needs. Not only does it help us reduce our carbon footprint, but it also sets significant cost savings.”
Ashish Mathur, Managing Director, JUSCO