Kerlink and TCTS partner to promote LoRaWAN IoT networks
Partnership will offer LoRa as reliable network for smart city solutions
Kerlink and Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), have formed a partnership to promote and deploy LoRaWAN IoT networks
TCTS will provide customers with sensors, integration expertise and the applications needed for its networks, while Kerlink will bring its Wirnet iBTS stations for low-power/wide-area (LPWA) connectivity.
The partnership will target telcos, cities, IoT startups and multinationals, to provide LoRa technology as a reliable technology for IoT connectivity.
Kerlink and TCTS will offer easily installed and managed networks that include the full range of smart-city applications for lighting, parking, building, energy and refuse management, as well as smart agriculture, metering, and safety and security applications.
“Despite the rapid growth of IoT, many companies and cities are still searching for a private IoT network solution that can be customized for their specific goals and deployed and managed easily,” said Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman and CEO, Tata Communications Transformation Services.
“TCTS and Kerlink will focus on this market and demonstrate – based on extensive telecom experience, multiple IoT use cases in critical applications, and a proven record of deployments around the world – that LoRaWAN® technology is the ideal private-network solution for these groups,” he added.
The two companies have already deployed LoRaWAN networks in more than 40 Indian communities and cities, touching over 250 million people in total
“There is a compelling story to tell about how Tata Communications and Kerlink customers in India and around the world quickly and easily deployed LoRaWAN® -based solutions that deliver multiple IoT benefits to users over long-range, low-power, and bidirectional networks,” said Eric Torres, VP & Head of Business Operations and Solution Engineering, Tata Communications Transformation Services. "TCTS and Kerlink have joined forces to share this story and to bring turnkey network consulting and smart applications, sensors, connectivity, and operations management to help cities and companies worldwide deploy IoT solutions that leverage LoRaWAN® networks’ key capabilities.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for Kerlink and TCTS to combine our deep technological know-how and broad on-the-ground experience in designing and deploying reliable telecommunications networks that are tailored to meet our customers’ goals,” said Robert Clapham, Kerlink’s deputy CEO. “Kerlink’s high-performance equipment and network design and management offerings, which have been validated in challenging environments around the world, will be key components of this joint offer with TCTS.”