NNNco reaches out to 30km range with LoRa network

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NNNco reaches out to 30km range with LoRa network

Actility partner pushing the capabilities of LoRa to the max

Actility would like to congratulate our partner NNNCo in quite literally “going the extra mile” with LoRa. 30km range clearly demonstrates the promise of LoRA to cover a huge footprint with a low cost and easy to roll out network. And with their innovative multicast solution on trial in built up areas we’re pleased to be supporting NNNCo in their quest to create new possibilities with LoRa, and great new services for their customers.

Actility and Ceske Radiokomunikace partner to deliver the largest-scale LoRa network in the Czech Republic

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Actility and Ceske Radiokomunikace partner to deliver the largest-scale LoRa network in the Czech Republic

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and operator Ceske Radiokomunikace are proud to announce the deployment of a pilot LoRa network in the city of Prague and the 13 largest regional cities of the Czech Republic – the first time a LoRa network has been deployed at such a large scale in the Czech Republic.

The trial will prepare for a national roll-out, and allow customers to engage with LoRa technology in a number of applications, including Smart Industry, Smart Cities, Smart Building and Logistics. The LoRa core network service is delivered through Actility’s ThingPark Wireless solution, a fully integrated platform for the Internet of Things, allowing objects to connect and to communicate with a range of up to 15 km. Making use of 43 Ceske Radiokomunikace broadcast masts for base stations means that the technology is deployed at the highest points in the cities, and can be exploited at its maximum range.

“IoT is an extremely important technology for the future. We can already see great interest from businesses and governments in this revolutionary innovation. IoT is a key element of Ceske Radiokomunikace’s vision and technology roadmap,” explains Petr Sichrovský, CCO at Ceske Radiokomunikace. “We selected Actility’s ThingPark because the capability is very well aligned with our needs. Through the ThingPark Wireless OSS (Operations Support System), Ceske Radiokomunikace will be able to monitor our network performance in real time,” adds Mr Sichrovský.

“We are delighted to launch a pilot project on this scale for the first time in any Central European Country. Thanks to Ceske Radiokomunikace’s broadcast masts, we are able to build an extremely efficient LoRa network. Actility will provide all the essential tools for network planning, from spectrum analysis to network survey,” comments Olivier Hersent, Founder and CTO of Actility.

LoRaWan: the protocol for Low Power Wide Area networks

A founding member of the LoRa Alliance, Actility works within the LoRa ecosystem of device and application providers to enable public or private networks connecting multiple applications onto 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.

Actility and broadcast network operator Digita to launch a trial LoRa Iot network

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Actility and broadcast network operator Digita to launch a trial LoRa Iot network

LoRa technology contributes to innovating traditional broadcasting

Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), and Digita, Finnish broadcast network operator, announce a trial LoRa network to the city of Helsinki and the surrounding area. It is the very first time a LoRa network is deployed in Finland.

The trial aims to prepare the ground for the set-up of a pilot and allows for customers to work with the LoRa technology on several use cases. Initial use cases involve temperature/humidity and motion sensors for monitoring conditions in homes, summer cottages and other property. The network can also be utilized in e.g. smart cities, agriculture and logistics.

The LoRa core network service is delivered through Actility’s ThingPark Wireless solution, a fully integrated platform for the Internet of Things, allowing objects to connect and to communicate within a range of up to 15 km. Making use of broadcast masts means that the technology can run through very high points in the city and be exploited to its full range. 15 of Digita’s 38  main masts are over 300 meters high.

COO of Digita Markus Ala-Hautala: “Digita is a pioneer in wireless and digital solutions in Finland so it’s crucial for us to explore the IoT opportunities. We believe that our expertise in broadcast portfolio is transferable into providing top class network services in IoT as well”.

“We are delighted to set up this trial for the first time in a Scandinavian country. Thanks to Digita’s high masts, we expect to beat the current LoRa range record of 15 km, pointing out the potential of the LoRa range capability”, said Olivier Hersent, Founder and CTO of Actility.

Through ThingPark Wireless OSS (Operations Support System), Digita will be supervising its network performance in real time..

LoRaWan: the protocol for Low Power Wide Area networks

As a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, Actility works with the LoRa eco-system of device and application providers to enable public or private networks connecting multiple applications onto 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.

Actility and KPN to collaborate to deploy the first nationwide LoRa network

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Actility and KPN to collaborate to deploy the first nationwide LoRa network

Rotterdam, 4 November 2015 – Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), proudly announces its collaboration with Dutch telecom operator KPN for the roll-out of a nationwide IoT network in the Netherlands. KPN has selected Actility’s end-to-end LoRaWAN-based core network ThingPark Wireless™ solution and targets full country coverage by the end of 2016.

Within the partnership, KPN is deploying LoRa base stations on their 3/4G tower locations. This means that as from November, clients can use KPN’s LoRa network for their applications. Examples of use cases are street lights, smoke alarms, smart parking, asset tracking and utility metering. KPN and Actility closely collaborate in a team of expertise with the aim to achieve a nationwide roll-out, which will cover at least 50% of the surface of the Netherlands with indoor coverage by the end of 2016.

KPN will be using Actility’s ThingPark Wireless solution to connect a wide range of objects in all key Internet of Things verticals. This open IoT platform will then allow KPN’s wide range of eco-system partners to launch Smart City, automotive, energy, smart building, healthcare and Smart Home applications. Actility’s solution also includes the ThingPark Store, an online marketplace engine dedicated to IoT sensors, applications and network solutions by which Actility makes the roll-out of new innovative IoT services accessible to sensor vendors, network solution vendors and end-users.

“LoRa powered by Actility offers KPN all of the benefits of a new class of IoT networks; low-power, low-overhead, and low-cost plus advantages including true two-way communication, localization and dynamic bandwidth assignment,” said Jacob Groote, VP Mobile Operations at KPN.

“Our collaboration with KPN underlines the importance of nationwide roll-outs throughout Europe. We are delighted with this partnership through which KPN shows trust in Actility by implementing our platform onsite”, said Olivier Hersent, CTO of Actility. “Actility is deeply committed to working together with KPN to address customer needs across key verticals.“

LoRaWan: the protocol for Low Power Wide Area networks

As a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, Actility works with the LoRa eco-system of device and application providers to enable public or private networks connecting multiple applications onto 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.