The increasing urbanisation of the Netherlands brings significant challenges for water and energy supplies, CO2 emissions and traffic flows, as well as in other areas. Citizens, public authorities and businesses need to join forces in a Smart Society, supported by technology and vast quantities of data. You can help to stimulate and facilitate this Smart Society by utilising our digital infrastructure.
Smart Mobility: improved traffic flows
By connecting bridges, locks, cameras and traffic control systems to our fiber-optic network you can facilitate improved traffic flows and help optimise road and water traffic coordination. And by doing so also reduce traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and driver frustration. You can even help save lives, by ensuring ambulances are not held up by raised bridges. Hundreds of bridges and locks in the Netherlands are already connected and the number of ‘fiber enabled’ assets linked through our network is growing daily.
Smart Energy: guaranteed power supply
Our fiber-optic infrastructure enables you to control your power plants remotely. And if something should go wrong, our connections allow for immediate rerouting of the power supply while instantly alerting your technicians to the problem. This also allows you to gather information that you can use to optimise your processes and the power supply. Hundreds of power stations and substations are already connected over our network in the Netherlands.
Smart Government: online services
Citizens expect a higher level of service from public authorities and want more control over services and the way in which they are delivered. It is essential for local and national government organisations to foster greater dialogue with citizens. Our secure infrastructure enables you to develop online platforms and digitise your services.