Enabling a Smarter, Safer City
US wireless MESH technology company offers one-of-a-kind Smart City network solution to help governments improve public safety.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Anywhere Networks (formerly “P2 Wireless Technologies”) is a Smart City network solutions and service provider offering comprehensive solutions that focus on public safety and connects IoT devices such as IP surveillance cameras, sensors and other applications for governments, industries and enterprises. Ideal for deploying city‑wide applications, Anywhere Networks’s intelligent MESH technology offers a secure, high capacity and scalable network solution for high‑bandwidth demanding application and mission‑critical network infrastructure.
Leveraging existing fiber infrastructure, Anywhere Networks’s unique technology enables customers to reliably connect and manage multiple Ethernet devices at 19,200 locations on one network. The company has recently completed a Smart City pilot project for the Taiwan government, deploying some 620 smart lamp poles with IP cameras, smart lighting systems, sensors, and digital signage, providing full connectivity coverage to all smart lamp poles across Taoyuan city.
Bo Larsson, Executive Chairman & Chief Operating Officer, believes MESH networking is the future for supporting Smart City projects. With the Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese governments launching various initiatives supporting the innovation and technology industry, such as the Hong Kong‑Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park on the Lok Ma Chau Loop, and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, there are ample opportunities for intelligent MESH networking solutions connecting IoT devices anywhere.
“We are excited about all these government initiatives that promote the development of innovation and technology,” Larsson said, “we also plan to hire more engineers in Hong Kong and Mainland as we see substantial opportunities ahead of us.” Headquartered in Hong Kong, Anywhere Networks has also set up a new office in Guangzhou this year to better serve the Mainland market.
Larsson thinks that Hong Kong is the best headquarters location for Anywhere Networks. “We looked at many other cities before, but we finally decided to set up our headquarters here in Hong Kong,” he said, “one of the main reasons is that we saw the HKSAR government has been putting a lot of effort to help companies to be successful here.”
He added that with the proximity to Mainland China, Hong Kong has given them the best position which makes it easy for them to access the China market.
With office in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Anywhere Networks currently hires some 30 professionals, which two third of them are engineers. With the rapid business growth, their target is to triple the headcounts in the coming year. Moving forward, Anywhere Networks also plans to launch IPO in Hong Kong in the next two years, hoping to raise enough funds for the company to become a global market leader.
Introduced to InvestHK’s head office before it came to Hong Kong, Larsson thinks that the department has offered tremendous help in helping them to set foot in the city. “The team is very kind and supportive. They helped us a lot on understanding how everything works here,” he concluded, “their service is invaluable to foreign companies like us.”
- Headquartered in Hong Kong with regional offices and R&D center in San Francisco Bay Area
- Established business presence in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Middle East