Actility CEO Olivier Hersent explains “This collaboration agreement builds on the agreement already signed at Mobile World Congress for ER Telecom to deploy a ThingPark LPWA network management solution in Russia. As well as that infrastructure, we’ll be working together to accelerate the deployment of complete IoT solutions for customers in Russia, collaborating on software, roaming solutions and compatibility with international standards for LPWA networks. We’re very proud that the value of this partnership to Russian and French industry and the two countries’ economies is being recognised in the agreement being signed in front of the two Presidents during this State visit.”
Andrey Kuzyaev, President of ER Telecom Holding, comments: “By mid-July this year, our LoRaWAN network will extend to 62 cities in Russia. We have over 10 pilot projects under way in the energy sector, mining, retail and logistics, and 2018 will see the first full commercial launches. This market is continually gaining momentum. We are probably the only company that has taken the risk of building a Federal network with complete outdoor coverage, and we expect over 20 million sensors to be connected in the next three years. Not long after that, we predict that the number of connected sensors will exceed the number of active SIM-cards.”
The extended agreement will also see ERTH capitalising on Actility’s expertise and platforms to deploy a local Marketplace for IoT devices, applications and solution packages, and provide support and tools for the local IoT developer community to accelerate their go-to-market. Actility’s ThingPark Market platform will give those manufacturers and developers access to global markets and distribution beyond Russia’s borders.