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IoT global first in Korea

Network will be used to put in place infrastructures for renewable energy solutions and autonomous cars as well as smart applications for healthcare and medical services

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The network will be live in Daegu, Korea's fourth largest city this month
The network will be live in Daegu, Korea's fourth largest city this month

Samsung Electronics and the South Korea wireless telecommunications company, SK Telecom, are implementing what is claimed to be the world’s first dedicated commercial Internet of Things LoRaWAN nationwide network.

 

Deployed in the city of Daegu, using the 900MHz frequency, it will act as a testbed for the IoT network and will focus on a number of different areas. The network will be live in the city later this month and available nationwide by mid-2016

 

It will be used to put in place infrastructures for renewable energy solutions and an electric vehicle infrastructure for autonomous cars. It will also be instrumental in adopting cloud platforms and Big Data analytics for use in healthcare and medical services.

 

Among the applications running on it will be a smart lighting system which will collect weather and traffic information from IoT sensors. This will enable the city to make cost-savings by automatically adjusting the lighting level and also sending air pollution status information.

 

“Now is a critical moment for ICT companies looking for new future business opportunities such as IoT services,” said Youngky Kim, president and head of networks business at Samsung Electronics. “We are very pleased to partner with SK Telecom for its pioneering IoT vision. Samsung will contribute in creating the ecosystem for enabling significant changes driven by new IoT services.”

 

Samsung’s IoT strategy combines network technology and solutions with leadership across all business units, including consumer electronics and chipsets. It also recently announced the Samsung ARTIK Cloud, an open data exchange platform designed to connect devices and applications. ARTIK provides open APIs and tools to securely collect, store, and act on any data from any connected device or cloud service. Using these APIs and tools, companies can quickly bring new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services to market.

 

 

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