Silver Spring Networks announced that it will partner with Rongwen, one of the largest smart LED street light providers and operators in China, to grow its smart cities and smart street lighting business in the country.

Rongwen – who is also active in emerging markets across Asia and South America - will deliver Silver Spring’s Gen5 IPv6 networking platform, Streetlight.Vision 6 (SLV6) device control and management software, and third-party partner control offerings via Silver Spring’s network-as-a-service and SaaS models to its customers.

With these products and services, Rongwen hopes to deliver solutions including lighting, smart city management services such as environment sensing and road monitoring applications, and advanced energy saving applications.

Rongwen and Silver Spring Networks will have the potential to tap into the largest street lighting market in the APAC region, with over 35 million street lights established in China.

Silver Spring Networks has been making plenty of noise in the smart cities and lighting space recently, announcing an alliance with Samsung earlier this month and creating an IoT network service that is due for availability in the A/NZ region this year.