Tata Communications’ network based on LoRa technology, in its first phase, will cover 400 million people across Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities – including Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, before eventually covering all of India. Tata Communications’ initiative will mark the largest deployment of LoRa to date. In the first phase, the network will utilize LoRa’s outstanding long range and low power radio characteristics to power Smart City IoT applications such as smart metering, lighting, parking and various sensors – the application scenarios are endless.
“ OrbiWise is proud to serve Tata Communications for the largest worldwide LoRa deployment to date. UbiQ, our carrier grade solution implementing the LoRaWAN standard is perfectly suited to support such nation-wide networks while being flexible enough to adapt to local radio requirements,” says Domenico Arpaia, CEO of OrbiWise.
OrbiWise and the partner LoRa Alliance members working on Tata Communications’ network provided a demonstration to Tata Communications’ senior executives at the Founder’s day on March 2nd 2016 in Jamshedpur, India (held every year in honour of the Tata group founder, Jamsetji Tata).
Tri Pham, Chief Strategy Officer, Tata Communications, says “ We selected OrbiWise’s LoRa Core Network software solution for our upcoming IoT network – the first of its kind in India – after a thorough analysis of available technologies. We are confident that OrbiWise’s innovative solution will help us to successfully launch our new IoT network, and we look forward to our continued cooperation with OrbiWise and with the LoRa Alliance.”
Tata Communications is a leading global provider of communications services to multinational enterprises and service providers. The company owns and operates the world’s largest and most advanced subsea fibre cable network, including the only wholly-owned fibre ring around the world. Over 24% of the world’s internet routes travel over Tata Communications’ network and the company is the only Tier-1 provider that is in the top five by routes in five continents. This network enables customers and partners to reach 99.7% of the world’s GDP, with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories.
OrbiWise SA is a leading international solution provider for LPWA IoT networks based on LoRa technology and is a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance. OrbiWise’s customers deploy LPWA networks in smart city, precise agriculture and industrial applications – amongst others. OrbiWise’s UbiQ LoRa Core Network Solution is an industry-leading product that provides the intelligence to run, maintain and observe the operations of LoRa Networks. The company is headquartered in Plan- Les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Contact: Didier Helal
Business Development – EMEA & Asia
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide. Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
For more information: http://www.tatacommunications.com
Contact: Shahnaz Mansoor
+91 98339 96903
About the LoRa Alliance
The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that believe the internet of things era is now. Their mission is to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications. The Alliance members will collaborate to drive the global success of the LoRa protocol (LoRaWAN), by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability between operators in one open global standard.
For more information: http://lora-alliance.org
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