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pureIntegration and Actility develop LoRaWAN RDK-B for the cable industry to expand IoT networks
pureIntegration, the solution integration experts and Actility, the industry leader in IoT network enablers, today announced that on the behalf of cable industry clients they have achieved commercial integration of a LoRaWAN™-based solution on the RDK-B software reference platform. The solution will be demonstrated this week at the Mobile World Congress Americas conference in the Actility booth N.701.
RDK-B is the cable industry’s Reference Design Kit, a software platform specifically for broadband services. The platform is used by several operators and is a core element for delivering services. As operators move to offer IoT and Smart City services, they are in need of enablers to integrate LPWAN solutions .
“We are excited to work with Actility and our cable clients to deliver innovative, new solutions,” says Chris Kocks, Director of pureIntegration’s IoT Practice. “Our joint efforts will accelerate hight-density network deployments by the operators, enabling them to sieze a market leadership role in IoT services. The LoRaWAN specification is one of several wireless technologies we are working with to deliver IoT and Smart City solutions,” says Kocks. He adds, “Regional and global IoT solutions require hybrid wireless network options in many cases. The future will involve integrating low-power solutions on the same platform with low-latency high-data applications. It might also include coordination with 5G cellular or satellite networks depending upon the use case or best path for communication in a specific region of the world.”
Actility CEO Mike Mulica comments “Collaborations like this clearly demonstrate how industrial IoT has now moved into a stage of widespread deployment to solve real problems and deliver concrete benefits. This high-density network solution will be a game changer for operators and connected communities, thanks to its dramatic reduction in the TCO of an IoT solution. We’re very excited to be working with pureIntegration to accelerate the deployment of seamless IoT networks that will let our customers focus on delivering business impact with solutions for end users.”