Hundreds Of Billions Of Smart Light Poles Usher In The “protagonist Life” Of Policy Standards

With the rapid development of smart cities and 5G construction, traditional street lights are gradually being replaced by smart street lights, and the industry is ushering in unprecedented development opportunities. At present, cities including Wuhan, Nanjing, Xi’an, Lanzhou, and other cities have shown 5G smart street lamp construction projects, and Shanghai has also issued relevant documents to clarify the precise application of smart poles to new cultural tourism to achieve cultural tourism business model innovation, service innovation, and management innovation Promote the construction of Shanghai as an international cultural metropolis and a world-famous tourist city.

But despite this, there has been no standard for smart light poles for a long time. It has been appearing as a “supporting role” in standards such as smart lighting and urban public service facilities.
In recent months, smart light poles have begun to start their “protagonist life” in terms of policy standards!
European ETSI officially released standards for smart light poles
First, in November 2020, the European ETSI officially released the smart light pole standard!
The first national standard for the smart pole field in my country is released
Immediately afterward, the national standard “Smart City Smart Multi-Pole Service Function and Operation Management Specification” (hereinafter referred to as the “specification”), which is centrally managed by the National Urban Public Facilities Service Standardization Technical Committee, was also completed in December 2020.
The introduction of this standard is self-evident for my country’s smart light pole industry:
It is the first national standard established in the field of smart multi-function poles in my country. This is a leap from a local standard to a national standard. Once it was released, it immediately received widespread attention.
The “Smart City Smart Multi-Pole Service Function and Operation Management Specification” will provide a standard basis for the design and operation management of the smart multi-function pole, and realize the integration of multiple boxes, multiple heads, multiple standards, and multiple poles. Facilitate the high-quality development of the industry and better realize the intensification, sharing, and intelligence of urban public facilities. The promulgation of the national multi-functional pole standard will accelerate the construction of smart light poles and play an important role in the early realization of the large-scale implementation of the project!
From the perspective of industry standards, before December last year, at the local level, many provinces and cities have successively issued their own smart light pole technical standards or technical specifications, pointing out a unified direction and formulation for the construction of smart light poles in various regions In accordance with their respective industry standards, they have promoted the construction and development of local smart light poles, guided the “multi-pole integration” of various urban poles and towers, and promoted the construction of “one pole, multi-purpose” smart light poles.
Standards and specifications of smart light poles and group standards

Policy-driven: Smart City + 5G New Infrastructure + Internet of Everything
The integrated use of multiple resources on smart light poles has enriched people’s imaginations of future smart cities. The construction of new smart cities and communities needs to be based on data. The collection of urban data depends on the establishment of a “global perception” system, namely information perception equipment Reasonable and ubiquitous layout. Smart light poles are widely distributed and well located in various places in the city. They are an excellent carrier for “global perception” equipment.
In December 2012, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the “Notice on the Development of National Smart City Pilot Work”; on August 27, 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission and seven ministries 7 issued the “Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Healthy Development of Smart Cities”. The construction of smart cities has established basic principles, including the application of smart technologies to promote integrated public services, and the promotion of data collection and sharing on digital platforms.
Since the country began to promote the construction of smart cities, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has released three batches of smart city pilot lists. The first batch was released in January 2013 and contains a total of 90 cities (districts), including 37 prefecture-level cities, 50 districts, and 3 towns; the second batch was released in August 2013 and contains a total of 103 pilots; In 2014, the third batch of pilots was announced, a total of 93, of which 84 were newly added pilots and 13 were expanded. Up to now, the number of smart city pilot projects announced by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has reached 290.
The extensive coverage of mobile communications and the Internet of Things is an important new generation of information infrastructure supporting the construction of a “network power”. The 5G mobile communication with the characteristics of high speed, low latency, and large connection requires macro base stations and densely deployed small and micro base stations to complete coverage in hotspots. High-density and high-quality micro base stations are necessary conditions for 5G construction and development. Therefore, smart light poles are favored as a homogeneous urban infrastructure.
Wu Hequan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, predicts that by the end of 2020, the number of 5G base stations in my country may reach 650,000, and 5G package users may reach 200 million, achieving continuous outdoor 5G coverage in all prefecture-level cities across the country, key coverage of counties and towns, and key scenarios Indoor coverage.
Nowadays, smart light pole networks, like blood vessels and nerves, go deep into dense urban areas and become the carriers of data terminals for information collection and release. It is believed that breakthrough growth will be achieved in the future.
The development trend and prospects of smart light poles
The smart light pole is a complex of multiple equipment facilities and technologies. The long-term trend in the future will inevitably be to achieve “multi-shot unification”.
Under this trend, the smart light pole industry has a bright future and a blue ocean in the future. From the perspective of enterprise/operator operations, smart light poles will generate multiple operating income, such as subsidies, installation, operation and maintenance, carrying, advertising, energy, base stations, data, etc., which will all generate income.
Take street lights as an example. From 2014 to 2019, the number of urban road lighting poles in my country has increased year by year. In 2019, the number of urban road lighting poles in my country is about 29.35 million; if 2020-2025, the number of urban road lighting poles in my country will remain With a growth rate of 5%, the number of urban road lights is expected to reach 39.234 million in 2025.
For example, in 2020, the penetration rate of smart street lamps will reach 30%. Taking the 12-meter-high street lamps on the main roads of the city as an example, the annual energy-saving cost of the Internet of Things city circuit lamps is as high as 1,058 yuan (698 yuan per year for electricity saving and 360 yuan for maintenance) The transformation cost of the Internet of Things mains smart street lights is 3800 yuan, that is, the cost of the transformation of the Internet of Things city circuit lights can be returned in more than three years to save energy costs and maintenance costs. The scale of China’s smart street lights market will reach 350 in 2020 100 million yuan.
Smart light pole market competition in 2021
1. Competition within the smart light pole industry
The reasons for the intensified competition within the industry may be as follows: one is the slow growth of the industry and fierce competition for market share; the second is a large number of competitors and the competitiveness is roughly equal; the third is the products or services provided by competitors The same, or only less obvious differences; fourth, some companies expand production scale for the benefit of economies of scale, the market balance is broken, there is a large excess of products, and companies begin to resort to the price-cutting competition.
2. The bargaining power of customers in the smart light pole industry
Industry customers may be consumers or users of industry products or commodity buyers. The bargaining power of customers is reflected in whether they can prompt sellers to reduce prices, improve product quality or provide better services. The bargaining power of suppliers in the smart light pole industry is reflected in whether the suppliers can effectively urge buyers to accept higher prices, earlier payment times, or more reliable payment methods.
3. The threat of potential competitors in the smart light pole industry. Potential competitors refer to those companies that may enter the industry to participate in the competition. They will bring new production capacity and share existing resources and market shares. As a result, industry production costs will rise. Market competition has intensified, product prices have fallen, and industry profits have decreased.
4. The pressure of alternative products in the smart light pole industry refers to the competitive pressure of products that have the same functions or can meet the same needs and can replace each other.
Smart street lights can quickly and effectively support the functional applications of various sectors of the city, shorten the construction time of smart cities, and reduce the ideal carrier for building and supporting smart cities. With the improvement of industrial standards and the advancement of communication technology in the era of big data, the construction of smart cities will inevitably be accelerated, and smart street lights will also take advantage of the east wind and achieve rapid development.