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Cisco IoT Case Study - Caldas da Rainha and Actility

Caldas da Rainha and Actility transform city with Cisco IoT

The city of Caldas da Rainha in Portugal and Actility show how using Cisco IoT solutions such as gateways for LoRaWAN improve water management, waste collection, and parking.



  • Enhance quality of life for residents.
  • Improve water management.
  • Monitor parking, bus systems, and waste collection.


  • Deployed Cisco LoRaWAN Gateway Network to connect city applications.
  • Installed low-battery IoT sensors on top of the LoRaWAN network.
  • Delivered IoT connectivity with partner Actility.


  • Reduced water management costs by 33 percent.
  • Reduced waste collection costs by 67 percent.
  • Reduced the time to find a parking space by half.

What they're saying

Our Cisco network is an important new chapter of our magical city and the future.

Fernando Manuel Tinta Ferreira, Mayor, Caldas da Rainha

City of Caldas da Rainha

Industry: Local government

Location: Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Population: 51,729

Partner: Actility