Press Release – Paris, France – 25 January 2023
Telekom Srbija is working with its partners Teri Engineering and Actility to deploy a carrier-grade LoRaWAN® and NB-IoT networks within the country. Telekom Srbija is the largest telecom operator in Serbia, which provides services in the sphere of mobile and fixed telephony, internet, multimedia and digital.
The LPWAN network provided by Telekom Srbija serves local industrial firms, energy providers, cities, municipalities, retail, and facility management, leveraging the vast ecosystem of LoraWAN and NB IoT devices. The network also targets smart city and industrial applications as well as the transmission of telemetry data from heat, water, gas and electricity meters.
Telekom Srbija has selected ThingPark Wireless, Actility’s technology agnostic LPWAN service management platform with unified management interfaces for Cellular IoT and LoRaWAN access networks to operate both the LoRaWAN and NB-IoT public networks in Serbia. By covering both unlicensed and licensed spectrum technologies, Telekom Srbija’s 360° IoT strategy is able to offer tailored connectivity for every use case, including the ones that require 10 to 15 years of operation on battery power, like water or gas metering.
ThingPark Wireless is the preferred IoT network platform for Service Providers rolling out LPWAN connectivity services. ThingPark Wireless powers the vast majority of large scale nationwide LoRaWAN network deployments worldwide. ThingPark Wireless is designed for security, carrier-grade availability and scalability. The platform is open, modular and supports the latest specifications of the LoRa Alliance, enabling seamless interconnection with other public and private networks.
ThingPark Wireless enables Telekom Srbija to accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions at scale across multiple industries, offering seamless user interfaces for all LPWAN technologies, licensed and unlicensed. The management platform also provides a multi-tenant LPWAN model, which is key to an operators’ go-to market in IoT as it allows to delegate some parts of the network to specific stakeholders.
The model is illustrated schematically in the picture below.
I am very pleased that we can make another new technology – NB-IoT – available to our technological partners and business customers in Serbia. Telekom Srbija is constantly striving to provide its customers with the most state-of-the-art technological solutions that support the fourth industrial revolution, and this is one of the very important steps on that path. The manufacturers of smart devices and software solutions, in addition to the LoRa technology, will now have the opportunity, by using the mts IoT platform, to develop and test the business solutions based on NB-IoT technology that works over the 4G mobile network. In this way, conditions are created for the business customers in both the commercial and the public sectors – cities, municipalities, utility companies engaged in the supply of water, electricity, gas, thermal energy – to digitalize and automate their business processes and thus take a step further in providing sustainable business. I would like to thank our long-term partners, the companies Teri Engineering and Actility, for their continuous support on our path to innovation for a better future “
Natali Delić, CSO, CDO (Chief Strategy and Digital Officer) at Telekom Srbija
“Since its founding TERI Engineering has been cooperating with world leading companies, following the development of the most modern technologies and implementing the most optimal solutions in accordance with market needs. That’s how we recognized the need, together with Telekom Srbija, to implement IoT technology in Serbia and hence to contribute to development and implementation of inovative solutions in our environment. TERI Engineering has been taking part in Telekoma Srbija’s project in installation and integration of Actility LoRa network infrastructure, as well as installation and integration with NB-IoT radio acces network into a unified IoT network of Telekom Srbija. Proudly owning needed expertise for implementation of IoT technologies (which assumes needed number of skilled people, technology, knowledge in technology, right to use Actility platoform in Cloud, knowledge and experience in implementation of LoRa GW and integration with Actility platforms), after successful implementation of LoRa infrastructure in 2018. for Telekom Serbia needs, and after that also NB-IoT technology, we continue with further activities in domain of IoT services and solutions, independently from transport tehnology.”
Tesa Fuks, CEO at TERI Engineering
“Telekom Srbija’s 360° IoT strategy which covers both licensed and unlicensed spectrum is clearly what the market expects. Companies can source their IoT connectivity from Telekom Srbija with the certainty to receive unbiased advice and effective support of the best technology for each use case, all of this with easy unified interfaces which make end to end integration very easy. We are impressed by the innovation spirit of Telekom Srbija, and we are sure that this new offering will greatly contribute to the acceleration of digitization of Serbia, a key enabler for the transition to a more sustainable economy.”
Olivier Hersent, CEO at Actility
Telekom Srbija is the leader on the telecommunications market in Serbia that brings a unique and integrated experience to its customers. Operating in Serbia under the mts, Supernova and m:SAT TV brands, the company provides services in the sphere of mobile and fixed telephony, Internet, multimedia and digital services. By the introduction of new services and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies, the company tries to enable global connectivity and enrich people’s lives by creating conditions for excellent communication.
By continued investment in further development and modernization of the telecommunications infrastructure, network and services, the company can successfully respond to all the challenges, demands and expectations of the customers. Also, by creating new trends, the company encourages the development of new customer experiences. Telekom Srbija operates within Telekom Srbija Group which boasts a versatile portfolio of telecommunications services in several countries in Europe serving more than 11 million customers, while it is globally present through the sale of television services throughout the world, i.e. on five continents.
In the previous period, the company has been building its capacities in the production and distribution of exclusive TV series, feature films and sports content. Telekom Srbija has thus supplemented its portfolio of top services with the production of quality documentary and feature programmes. This content is broadcast on all Telekom’s multimedia platforms and on its partners’ streaming services and TV networks, and is relevant and attractive for further distribution worldwide.
TERI Engineering is a group of five companies with its headquarters in Belgrade, with companies in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. TERI was founded in 1990. TERI is distributor and system integrator of solutions and services in domain of industrial automation and ICT. Beside forementioned local presence, TERI also operates in other countries, independently or in cooperation with partners, depending on the project specificity.
TERI Engineering’s uniqueness, as experienced system integrator in domain of industrial automation and ICT, is a significant guarantor of IoT projects success.
Actility is a 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 companies 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 use cases. Contact us here: https://www.actility.com/contact
Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper