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IoT network rolls out in Nigeria

The network will continue through the Niger Delta, initially monitoring key oil and gas assets

Deployment has begun in Lagos and will be completed later this year
Deployment has begun in Lagos and will be completed later this year

An Internet of Things (IoT) network, powered by Ingenu’s Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) technology, has been rolled out in Nigeria.


It will serve the country’s population of approximately 184 million, providing reliable connectivity for IoT/M2M applications including, oil and gas, smart city, smart grid, agriculture and asset tracking.


Working with Upland Global Wireless Technology, which provides technology management and strategy services, Ingenu has begun deployment of its Machine Network in the city of Lagos, and will continue through the Niger Delta, initially monitoring key oil and gas assets in the petroleum-rich region of the country.


The remainder of the network roll-out is due for completion by late 2017, which will enable ubiquitous IoT connectivity across Nigeria’s more than 356,000 square miles of area.


In the challenging environment and rugged terrain of Nigeria, reliable network operation is paramount. Consequently, Upland Global Wireless Technology evaluated an array of low-power, wide-area (LPWA) and cellular solutions, determining that Ingenu’s RPMA network surpassed other technologies in terms of long-range coverage, secure two-way transmission, network capacity and cost savings.


The RPMA network has since been deployed in real-world environments, most recently as part of the Shell Nigeria digital oilfield solution which saved the petroleum services company over $1 million in infrastructure investment, and took just weeks to implement.


“Upland Global has vast experience implementing private networks with Ingenu’s RPMA technology, and has deployed a host of IoT devices within the RPMA ecosystem,” said John Horn, chief executive officer, Ingenu. “Working with this innovative company, we look forward to expanding the global network to West Africa and bringing the benefits of IoT connectivity to Nigeria’s ever-expanding economy.”


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