The first solar powered StarSight virtual utility poles were installed in Istanbul, Turkey four months ago. The poles will provide a communication and emergency network in case of a large disaster (such as an earthquake) with a full Wi-Fi CCTV network attached to a lamppost. The first five poles include internet access, one mobile unit in a police car, a CCTV network and three LED streetlights, and is part of a larger planned project to cover the whole city. The emergency network will have wireless broadband access with video and VoIP functions and 70,000 streetlights to be implemented now till 2011. In November more StarSight units will be installed in Martinique and the Cote d’Ivoire.

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