Considerable research work, developments and trials are performed using LPWAN technology in India
Spanish Internet of Things (IoT) specialist company, Libelium, is adding LoRaWAN wireless connectivity for India to its Waspmote, Plug & Sense! and Smart Parking sensor devices.
While North America, China and Europe are the runaway leaders, India is also moving ahead in the IoT domain. Reports put the annual IoT growth rate in India for the 2017-2020 period at 41 per cent, over the worldwide growth rate.
Libelium has quadrupled its turnover in India in the last five years demonstrating the growing demand in this country. It operates in this area through five distributors -- AqTronics, Arrow, Intrinsic, Okkos and Pentagon -- functioning as system integrators, developing new corporate and smart city projects.
Universities and research centres are also very important in this market due to the development and prototyping of the electronics industry in India. Considerable research work, developments and trials are performed using LPWAN technology.
Tata Communications also recently announced that its LoRa network will cover most of India by the end of 2019 with deployment in 38 cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Other providers of LoRaWAN connectivity such as Senet, SenRa and Kerlink, are powering the deployment and rapid expansion of the network throughout the country. Kerlink is deploying what it describes as the world’s biggest LoRa network in India in partnership with Tata. The network will bring connectivity to more than 400 million people across 2,000 cities and communities through more than 10,000 so-called connectivity “stations”.
With this update, Libelium releases LoRaWAN IN865–867 radio, for India, adding it to its portfolio with the previous radios: AU 915-928, EU 863-870 and US902-928.
In April, Libelium’s IoT sensor platform added coverage for Australia, Asia-Pacific and Latin America with LoRaWAn and Sigfox technologies.
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