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Actility provides exclusive LoRaWAN network to cover the entire city of Barcelona during MWC

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is providing a dedicated LoRaWAN network in the city of Barcelona during Mobile World Congress to be held from 22-25 February. The network will be running on the LoRa technology, designed for Long Range communication with low power consumption.

Paris, 19 February 2016 – Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is providing a dedicated LoRaWAN network in the city of Barcelona during Mobile World Congress to be held from 22-25 February. The network will be running on the LoRa technology, designed for Long Range communication with low power consumption.

Actility has enabled the deployment of a public network in order to demonstrate the benefits of LoRa and the many possibilities of the booming Internet of Things market.  The demo, a joint initiative from the members of the LoRa Alliance, the largest, standards-based association to enable the Internet of Things, will illustrate various use cases using LoRa technologies.

To make this happen, Actility is cooperating with companies Abeeway and Kerlink to enable traffic tracking in the city of Barcelona. Ten Kerlink base stations have been deployed to cover the whole city. More than twenty transport vehicles and taxis will be equipped with Abeeway LoRa trackers to be able to locate them in real time. Actility’s carrier-grade network solution allows to enable, manage, operate and monitor the LoRa network. All LoRa communication between LoRa sensors and the deployed base stations will transit through Actility’s core network servers and the data will be available on the demo applications and screens.Actility, Abeeway and Kerlink have been successfully collaborating on LoRa projects during the past months and realize worldwide proofs of concept and deployments together to enable the Internet of Things.

The network will be available during the event and for six months after and can be used by other parties for purposes of testing. Numerous other demonstrations from LoRa Alliance members will be available during the MWC.

The demo will be visible live at the Actility booth 8.0E40 and the LoRa Alliance booth 8.0E10 at MWC

LoRaWAN: the protocol for Low Power Wide Area networks

The LoRa Technology used by Actility enables public or multi-tenant networks to connect multiple applications into the same network infrastructure. This means that only a few base stations are needed to cover an entire city or country, making the Internet of Things possible at minimal infrastructure investment.

About Actility

Actility is an industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) IoT infrastructure and Smart Grid applications. Actility ThingPark™ is a complete IoT solution, combining LPWA networking, an IoT data management platform, and an extensive ecosystem of fully interoperable devices and applications. ThingPark is a carrier-grade IoT platform which enables service providers to accelerate their IoT strategy and go-to-market. ThingPark Wireless delivers long-range networks for low-power sensors and devices used in multiple industries, smart-cities, agriculture, and connected living. ThingPark Cloud provides IoT protocol and data management services that enable web applications to connect seamlessly with data from a vast range of different sensors. ThingPark Store & Marketplace is at the heart of an ecosystem of certified IoT devices and application partners, and fully automates the creation and activation of end-to-end IoT offers across multiple sales channels. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance.

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