What a Year – 2022 in Highlights

As we close out on ENE.HUB’s tenth year of helping connect, activate, and measure urban life in our communities and cities, we can only describe it as ‘transformative’.

From scaling SMART.NODE™ proof of concepts on Microsoft’s global headquarters in the United States, to helping deliver greater digital equity in low-income neighbourhoods in Victoria.

From deploying some of the first 5G mmWave connectivity in our major cities and regional centres, to the launch of our new life_Enabled program of market leading engagements.

The ENE.HUB year was packed full of great projects, evolving partnerships and exceptional people, that continue to help us deliver our mission of enabling life in our public places and spaces.

And there was no greater partnership that evolved in 2022 than the acquisition of ENE.HUB by Indara, one of the nation’s largest digital infrastructure companies.

Here is a selection of 10 notable highlights for the year:

  • We activated 26 SMART.NODEs™ in the City of Greater Geelong, helping deliver their Smarter Suburbs program in partnership with the Victorian Government.
  • We hosted our first webinar as part of the life_Enabled program, discussing the topic of 5G and Place. As a Comms Day article put it- ‘Towers alone can’t meet bandwidth demand growth’.
  • We were invited to be part of IPWEA TV, featuring the Brisbane City Council SMART.NODE™ deployment
  • We deployed our first SMART.NODEs™ in South Australia, as part of the City of Salisbury City Centre Revitalisation Project to enable greater public place amenity, place analytics and economic development for the area.
  • We participate again in the Moreton Bay Regional Council GovHack weekend, supporting emerging innovators in their pursuit to create the next generation of public service delivery
  • We commenced roll-out of our Consultant Roundtables for Urban Tech, engaging with the nations leading city shaping professionals covering the urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, data analytics and infrastructure advisory fields
  • We featured our evolving SAFETY.NODE concept in multiple contexts, including with the Royal Life Saving Society at Sydney Water’s Urban Plunge Tech Summit and innovation challenge pitch to the NSW Government to address safety for women and young girls in public places
  • We continued to grow our team, with the addition of industry leaders such as Adam Beck (Head of Digital Urbanism), James Peet (General Manager Product Development) and Ian Hatton (Regional Manager Queensland and Northern Territory) to help continue the evolution and impact of our products and services in the public realm.
  • We launched the ‘Urban Life Enabled’ podcast, sharing the stories of leading city shapers and digital leaders, and how connectivity and data insights help shape the best places for people.
  • We deployed the first SMART.NODE™ at Hamilton Harbour in Brisbane, home of the future Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games athlete’s village.
  • We began the deployment of our MNO customers’ small cell deployment programs.

We look forward to working with all our customers, collaborators, and suppliers in 2023 as we continue to support the enablement of urban life in our public places and spaces.

Check out our 2022 highlights below!