Orlando, Fla. March 15, 2023
Today, Actility, the world leader in Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things, announced a partnership with Nova Labs to allow any public and private LoRaWAN® network operator to leverage the power of the Nova Labs’ Helium Roaming Console through Actility. The announcement was made at the annual LoRa Alliance® meeting in Orlando.
The partnership is the next phase of Nova Labs and Actility’s technical integration, which has helped many public and private LoRaWAN networks extend their own infrastructure and utilize coverage provided by the Helium Network. The Helium Network is a blockchain-based open-source project of the Helium Foundation that provides public wireless coverage for a wide range of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) devices across 192 countries. The technical integration with the Helium Network is done through Nova Labs’ Helium Roaming Console and Actility’s ThingPark Exchange, the industry’s first and de facto standard LoRaWAN® IoT peering hub.
“Through our integration, we’ve seen just how beneficial it is for our users to have connectivity to the Helium Network. Via our partnership with Nova Labs, we’re excited to extend these benefits to the larger community and enable any LoRaWAN network operator to achieve both technical and commercial integration with the Helium Network.”
Alper Yegin, Actility’s CTO
“Nova Labs’ mission is to remove friction and reduce costs that plague IoT connectivity. Actility has proven to be an exceptional partner to us.”
Frank Mong, COO of Nova Labs
Historically, LoRaWAN-compatible devices were able leverage the Helium Network by being interconnected via Actility’s ThingPark Exchange; now, Actility will serve as a reseller, enabling any public or private LoRaWAN network operator to set up roaming with the Helium Network.
Founded in 2013, Nova Labs (formerly Helium Systems, Inc.) is a for-profit entity composed of the original founding team behind the open-source Helium Network. As the pioneer of decentralized wireless communications, Nova Labs has a two-pronged mission: to solve the unnecessary fragmentation and costs that plague IoT connectivity through 1663, their IoT division, and to enable people to genuinely benefit from the success of their mobile carrier through Nova Labs’s Helium Mobile service. For more information, visit nova.xyz.
LoRaWAN® is a mark used under license from the LoRa Alliance®
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.
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Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper