Kerlink and TCTS will provide easily installed and managed networks that consist of the entire range of smart-city applications
Kerlink, a global leader in solutions dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT), and Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, announced that they have entered into a partnership to deploy and promote LoRaWAN IoT networks worldwide.
The two organisations will demonstrate to telecom carriers, start-up IoT connectivity providers, cities and large multinationals how LoRa technology is one of the most responsive and reliable protocols for IoT connectivity.
In addition, both companies will provide easily installed and managed networks that consist of the entire range of smart-city applications for lighting, building, parking, energy and refuse management, along with smart agriculture, smart metering and security and safety applications.
Customised IoT network solution
Commenting on the partnership, Madhusudhan Mysore, Executive Chairman and CEO, TCTS, said, “Despite the rapid growth of IoT, many companies and cities are still searching for a private IoT network solution that can be customised for their specific goals and deployed and managed easily.”
“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.
Robert Clapham, Deputy CEO, Kerlink, said, “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.”
“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,” he said.
Benefits to customers
TCTS offers business transformation, network outsourcing, managed network operations and consultancy services to telecom companies all over the world. Under this partnership, the company will provide customers with sensors, integration expertise and the applications required for its networks.
On the other hand, Kerlink will bring Wirnet iBTS stations for low-power wide-area (LPWA) connectivity. The company will also provide its Wanesy Management Center for deploying and operating networks with optimised overall cost of ownership and enhanced return on investment (ROI).