The Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) has embarked on an ambitious programme to offer free Wifi for city residents.
NMS Director-General Mohamed Badi said that the project is part of a plan to modernize and improve parks within Nairobi County.
Residents in Nairobi will be able to access free Wifi in green spaces including Michuki Park, City Park, Central and Uhuru Parks, Jevanjee Gardens, Jamhuri Park and Ngong Road Forest.Nairobi Metropolitan Director-General Mohammed BadiFile
According to Badi, NMS has been repairing and replacing streetlights within Nairobi and upgrading them to a smart light system.
The service has managed to repair 50,000 street lights since taking over the four transferred functions of Health, Transport, Public works and Planning and Development Services.
The smart light system will see some of the streets lights integrated with security cameras and internet Wifi capabilities.
High-Pressure Sodium lights have also been retrofitted into the streetlights.
The smart light control system uses open wireless mesh communication which enables standalone street lighting infrastructures to become hubs for internet.
Data from street sensors is transmitted to the cloud through a sim card fitted into a smart communication controller.
NMS has embarked on executing several projects in the city including Nairobi CBD walkways, Green Park terminus, water projects, gabbage collection among others.Street lights in Nairobi CityFileFile
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