Actility and Sagemcom bring roaming to LoRaWAN network operators with pre-release implementation of LoRa Alliance draft standard

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Actility and Sagemcom bring roaming to LoRaWAN network operators with pre-release implementation of LoRa Alliance draft standard

Actility and Sagemcom, pioneering industry leaders in Low Power Wide Area network software, today announce the availability of roaming between LoRaWAN networks, based on early implementation of the draft standard proposed by the LoRa Alliance™, which will be rolled out widely by operators over the coming months. 

This roaming capability will be demonstrated on Actility’s booth at MWC (8.0C3). Thanks to these features, operators will be able to enhance coverage within countries by network sharing, and enable international use cases for customers by roaming across borders. LoRaWAN private network owners will also be able to share their network coverage with public network operators.

“The Standardisation team working on roaming at the LoRa Alliance has done a fantastic job in specifying all the needed elements, from provisioning to key management and “back office” functions, to enable roaming between LoRaWAN networks,” explains Actility founder & CTO Olivier Hersent.  “We have seen a very strong pull from communication service provider customers, so Actility has invested very heavily to bring an early implementation of the latest stable draft specification to market and gain practical experience as soon as possible, as you can see in our demonstration. Our implementation enables network sharing and roaming between LoRaWAN networks using ThingPark Wireless IoT core network platform, and networks equipped with SagemCom and other standard compliant network servers.”

“By implementing roaming features in their solutions accordingly with LoRa Alliance requirements, Sagemcom and their partners are speeding up the adoption of IoT by extending the coverage, the mobility and the cooperation between the operators. It also emphasizes the power of the Alliance by demonstrating the partnership and the interoperability between the different members and their solutions” says Eric Rieul, Sagemcom Energy & Telecom CEO.

“Roaming is essential for Objenious customers to fully benefit from LPWA network capabilities across all their locations and business internationally and globally, and we’re very pleased to see this early implementation which now contributes to enable LoRaWAN roaming”, says Stephane Allaire, Objenious CEO.

“Inmarsat enables connectivity around the world, serving customers in remote areas, as well as industries which drive the global economy. We have recently extended the capabilities of our network to make LoRaWAN connectivity available from any ground station, and we are now able to offer low-power WAN connectivity anywhere. With the help of this new LoRa Alliance roaming standard, we will bring seamless ultra-low-power connectivity to a new range of mobile use cases worldwide,” comments Paul Gudonis, President, Inmarsat Enterprise.

“Orange solutions based on LoRa® will be extended worldwide in July 2017, providing focused coverage to cities, harbours or industrial sites.  LoRaWAN® standardised roaming is a key complementary pillar of our strategy, to optimise deployment costs and reliability for our business customers. Orange already provides a LoRa® based end-to-end solution in France supporting more than 60 Live B2B projects in numerous verticals such as smart cities, smart building, parking, smart home, industry, supply chain, tracking, agriculture.”, says Olivier Ondet, IoT & Analytics SVP, Orange Business Services.

“LPWA is a core technology for the future of industry globally, and the dynamic manufacturing base which drives the Taiwanese economy is already turning to the IoT to optimise supply chain and logistics. The early availability of roaming, as demonstrated by Actility at MWC, and the global technology platform they now provide, is key to extending our solutions worldwide as quickly as possible,” explains Asia-Pacific Telecom President Tim Chen.

Jasper Snijder, KPN’s EVP New Business adds, “The Internet of Things doesn’t stop at national borders. For many use cases, for instance asset tracking, it is important for our customers that ‘things’ remain connected across the globe. As the first operator in the world with a LoRaWAN network covering the entire country, we are soon going to be able to offer our customers multi-national LPWAN connectivity and coverage.

“We think that roaming is a key capability for LoRaWAN, which will support many interesting use cases for our customers. We are seeing strong market demand for roaming capabilities, and are backing the Lora Alliance roaming standard. We’re pleased to see companies like Actility offering early implementations of that draft standard, which means that our customers will be able to start implementing those use cases today,” adds Lars Petermann, Head of Smart Solution for IoT at telent GmbH.

“Thanks to roaming we will be able to offer a seamless cross-border experience, which will unlock a huge potential in the market,” says Frederic Lhostte, Proximus Head of Advanced Telco Services. “It enables us to exploit new use cases, in the mobility sector as well as allow us to advance talks with companies that have business activities in a variety of countries. In addition, it will boost a closer relationship between operators in different countries that back LoRaWAN to jointly target international customers.”

Roaming offers extended coverage for specific use cases by leveraging collaboration between multiple networks, and provides increased capacity and extended device battery life in areas where there are overlapping multiple networks, and finally, it enables LoRaWAN Service Providers to better manage capacity and optimise their coverage. Roaming also enables devices to connect to different LPWA networks depending on the local coverage, and enables use cases in which assets need to be monitored and tracked as they move between countries, for example in baggage monitoring or parcel/shipment tracking.

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

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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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Anne van Gemert: anne.vangemert@actility.com / +33 6 47 37 30 21

MWC 2016: COUNTDOWN HAS STARTED

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MWC 2016: Countdown has started

Only 5 days left before Mobile World Congress!
Actility will be showcasing exclusive LoRa- LPWA demos on Actility’s booth 8.0E40 and the LoRa Alliance booth 8.0E10 in the IoT Pavilion, Hall 8.0

Only 5 days before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona! 
Actility will be showcasing exclusive LoRa- LPWA demos on Actility’s booth 8.0E40 and the LoRa Alliance booth 8.0E10 in the IoT Pavilion, Hall 8.0

ARE YOU READY FOR OUR DEMOS?

Join us to discover how LoRaWan can help cities in offering connected innovative services such as smart parking, street lighting, air quality management, traffic management and car/bicycle anti theft tracking.

Next to our demos, we have deployed exclusively for this occasion a dedicated LoRaWAN coverage for the city of Barcelona in collaboration with the LoRa Alliance. For example, taxis in Barcelona will be equiped with LoRa trackers, to follow their location in real time.

Our team will be at your service to demonstrate our smart solutions, explain our IoT eco-system and answer all your questions. 

See you in Barcelona!

Be ready for our LoRa-LPWA demos at MWC!

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Be ready for our LoRa-LPWA demos at MWC!

Join Actility at booth 8.0E40 & 8.OE10

Specially for this years edition of the Mobile World Congress, Actility will be showcasing exclusive demos on the booth in the IoT Pavilion, Hall 8.0.

Join us in discovering how LoRaWAN can help cities in offering connected innovative services, such as smart parking, street lighting, air quality management, traffic management and car/bicycle anti theft tracking.

Our team will be at your service to demonstrate our smart solutions, explain our IoT eco-system and answer all your questions.

To book a meeting or to schedule an interview please send an email to: contact@actility.com