IoT network: LoRaWan Takes a Giant Step

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IoT network: LoRaWan Takes a Giant Step

Announced as a “new big step towards a worldwide ubiquitous LoRaWAN coverage”, Actility, a leader in IoT connectivity solutions, says it has reaches a roaming agreement with Helium Networks, one of the world’s fastest-growing IoT network providers.

The aim of the new alliance is to provide clients with decentralized connectivity and expanding access to the internet worldwide through more than 215,000 Hotspots deployed in over 19,000 cities, as well as large nationwide public LoRaWAN networks, multinational corporate private networks, and a set of satellite networks, giving them access to scalable, secure, and manageable peering. Interoperability is achieved through Actility’s ThingPark Exchange, which the company describes as the industry’s first and de facto standard LoRaWAN IoT peering hub.

IoT network LoRaWan Takes a Giant Step

Actility supports a variety of use cases, including IoT applications for smart industries and cities, energy and utilities, logistics and supply chain, facility management, precision agriculture and proximity detection and contact tracing for COVID-19, by various partners including Cisco, Volvo, Veolia, Schneider Electric, Accenture, Quuppa, Olympus, and now Helium.

The growth of the Helium Network has been explosive. By creating a roaming integration with the Helium Network, we are now able to offer any LoRaWAN network, public or private, access to this coverage, enabling them to deploy applications in more markets faster with low cost and less hassle, while also bringing more users to Hotspot owners to maximize their rewards,

says Alper Yegin, Actility’s VP of Advanced Technology Development, who also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of Technical Committee for the LoRa Alliance.
Helium co-founder and CEO Amir Haleem agrees, adding that

the Helium Network’s mission and the driving force behind our decision to partner with Actility is to democratize the internet through ubiquitous connectivity, we’re proud to team up with Actility and expand connectivity to millions of IoT devices that can now roam on the largest and fastest-growing LoRaWAN network in the world.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Actility

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