Geneva, Switzerland, April 2022 – Euskaltel and OrbiWise recently launched their partnership to deploy a state-of-the-art LoRaWAN® network in the Basque region in Spain. The project kicked off following a call for tender published by the Basque telco operator Itelazpi with the aim to deploy a public Basque IoT Network.
First applications as part of the deployment affect both the Utilities and Smart City segments. Several municipalities throughout provinces in Spain already benefit today from water metering solutions.
“LoRaWAN technology proves to be the optimal low-power low-cost way to quickly roll out a network and implement a variety of use cases across the region”, said Isidro Fernández de la Calle, B2B Director of Euskaltel Group. “Next to water metering, we are now also looking into Smart City solutions that will significantly change the way our municipalities handle their day-to-day operations and will facilitate people’s lives.”
“We are proud to be working with Euskaltel, the leading telecommunications operator in the Basque Country, to bring advanced IoT services to the region with OrbiWAN’s™ capabilities”, said Domenico Arpaia, CEO at OrbiWise. “We look forward to supporting Euskaltel in deploying smart metering and smart city solutions that increase quality of life and contribute to a more sustainable environment.”
In the mid-term, the entire Basque region is to be equipped with several hundreds of gateways and tens of thousands of water meters from different suppliers, providing both remote reading and network efficiency control.
OrbiWise specializes in developing advanced technologies for the Internet of Things. OrbiWAN™, OrbiWise’ carrier-grade LoRaWAN® network server, is a complete solution to operate and manage IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN® standard. OrbiWise prides itself on being a customer-centric organization, with deep expertise in LoraWAN networks, the wireless industry and an extensive range of competencies including cloud and embedded software solutions, as well as consumer software and hardware product design, can provide our clients with end-to-end solutions.
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The Euskaltel Group is one of Spain’s main telecommunications companies, providing a comprehensive response to the communication needs of individuals, institutions and companies. The Euskaltel Group, with its Euskaltel, R and Telecable brands in the Basque Country, Galicia and Asturias, respectively, is the leading company in all markets it operates in, with strong local engagement and positioned at the head of fibre optic and convergent telecommunications services. Since 2021, Euskaltel has been part of the MASMOVIL Group. The joining together of MASMOVIL and the Euskaltel Group has led to a group with around 14.3 million lines (11.3 million mobile customers and more than 3 million broadband customers), estimated revenues of around Euros 3,000 million, EBITDA of over Euros 1,000 million, 26.5 million homes connected to fibre, and around 2,000 employees, with a strong presence throughout Spain.
The Euskaltel Group provides ICT solutions to cover its residential and business customers’ full communication cycle with a wide range of technological services including Internet, landline and mobile phones, digital TV and broadband, digital transformation processes, IoT solutions, Artificial Intelligence, technology for Smart Cities and Industry 4.0.
It is currently in the process of upgrading its infrastructure for all customers, who will have the fastest and latest fibre optic and 5G network in Spain, with symmetrical Internet access of up to 10 Gb, positioning the Basque Country, Galicia and Asturias among the most advanced regions in Europe in terms of telecommunications technology and infrastructure.