Delivering Applications for LoRA Network

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Actility, a Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) provider along with Ceske Radiokomunikace will deploy LoRa network in Prague and other regional cities of the Czech Republic.

“IoT is an extremely important technology for the future. We can already see great interest from businesses and governments in this revolutionary innovation. IoT is a key element of Ceske Radiokomunikace’s vision and technology roadmap,” explains Petr Sichrovsky, CCO at Ceske Radiokomunikace. “We selected Actility’s ThingPark because the capability is very well aligned with our needs. Through the ThingPark Wireless OSS (Operations Support System), Ceske Radiokomunikace will be able to monitor our network performance in real time”, adds Sichrovsky.

The LoRA network initially will be deployed in a trial basis, and ultimately deployed on a national basis—allowing customers to use LoRa technology for various applications applications consisting smart city, smart building, and Logistics. This will be provided through Actility’s ThingPark Wireless solution. The fully integrated platform for IoT that can connect with objects in order to communicate within a range of up to 15 km will use Ceske Radiokomunikace’s broadcast masts for base stations.

“We are delighted to launch a pilot project on this scale for the first time in any Central European Country. Thanks to Ceske Radiokomunikace’s broadcast masts, we are able to build an extremely efficient LoRa network. Actility will provide all the essential tools for network planning, from spectrum analysis to network survey,” says Olivier Hersent, Founder and CTO of Actility.

IoT-enabled cities are primed to create a more efficient and cost-effective quality of life, and the opportunities are widespread across many industries. IoT has been also being deployed in various cities in U.S. and around the world like the New York City, London, Beijing, Seoul, Amsterdam, Palo Alto, and São Paulo.