Lesira-Teq Partners with Comsol and Actility to Transform Water Systems into Advanced Metering Solutions

Press Release – Paris, France & Pretoria, South Africa – Dec 14, 2023  

Lesira-Teq, a leading South African Original Equipment Manufacturer known for its innovative smart water meters, is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Comsol Networks (PTY) LTD, a leader in the IoT network domain in South Africa.  In a pivotal move, Lesira-Teq will now manage the operations of Comsol’s public LoRaWAN network in South Africa, powered by the ThingPark platform provided by Actility. 

Lesira-Teq, headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, has been a global frontrunner in designing, manufacturing, and supplying smart water meters for more than twenty years. With a strong record of innovation, Lesira-Teq continues to pave the way in water utility management and IoT solutions. 

The partnership has been instrumental in the deployment of thousands of smart water meters across Pretoria, showcasing Lesira-Teq’s expertise and the crucial role of Comsol as an Actility’s ThingPark Wireless operator. 

Lesira-Teq LoRaWAN meters

Lesira-Teq’s impact is further highlighted by its involvement with Johannesburg Water, the country’s largest water utility, which recently switched to solutions using LoRaWAN under Lesira-Teq’s guidance. 

This significant transition involved upgrading 4,300 water meters from traditional to advanced LoRaWAN-connected systems, underscoring Lesira-Teq’s ability to deliver comprehensive hardware and software solutions.  The company is expanding its reach beyond South Africa, with pilot projects in regions like Tanzania, emphasizing its dedication to converting water systems into smart meters throughout Africa. 

ThingPark Wireless by Actility, a leading LPWA IoT network platform, powers nearly half of the public LoRaWAN network deployments worldwide. It stands as a foundational element of IoT networks, enabling secure connectivity and efficient management of data from sensors to cloud applications. Its modular and scalable design allows service providers to capitalize on connectivity and accelerate IoT solution adoption across industries. 

“We have been a highly competitive and capable company in the metering industry for the last 20 years. Partnering with Comsol and leveraging the ThinkPark platform gives us an opportunity to provide the global market with the most advanced smart water metering systems in the industry. We can undoubtedly compete on a global scale which further enables us to partner with various stakeholders on numerous water metering projects.”

Edwin Sibiya, CEO, Lesira-Teq

“Comsol is very excited about the focus this partnership will bring to LoRaWAN in South Africa. This collaboration with Lesira-Teq marks a significant step in advancing smart water management and enhancing IoT infrastructure, promising innovative and sustainable solutions for the future.”

Justin Colyn, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Comsol

“We are thrilled to see our partners, Comsol and Lesira-Teq, come together to leverage Actility’s ThingPark platform in their groundbreaking venture. This alliance is a testament to the transformative power of LoRaWAN technology in revolutionizing utility management and IoT ecosystems globally.”

Olivier Hersent, CEO, Actility

About Lesira-Teq

Leveraging over 20 years of expertise, Lesira-Teq stands as a South African OEM, specializing in precision-engineered components and assemblies. Our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation drives us to deliver exceptional solutions across mining, construction, and agricultural sectors. Contact us today to embark on a partnership of excellence.

About Comsol

With over 20 years of industry experience, Comsol Networks (PTY) LTD stands as a leading provider of comprehensive network solutions, specializing in fiber optic cabling, data center designs, and network security. Our dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction drives us to deliver exceptional solutions that empower businesses to thrive. Partner with Comsol Networks today to transform your network infrastructure and achieve seamless connectivity.

About Johannesburg Water

Johannesburg Water, a key provider of potable water and sanitation services in the greater Johannesburg metropolitan area, stands as an essential pillar of the city’s infrastructure. With unwavering commitment to quality, efficiency, and customer service, Johannesburg Water strives to ensure a reliable and sustainable supply of water for the well-being of its communities.

About Actility 

Actility is the world leader in low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of enterprises trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of numerous use cases.
For more information, visit www.actility.com/contact.

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