IoT platform provider Libelium announced that it is adding LoRaWAN wireless connectivity for India to facilitate its Waspmote Plug & Sense! and Smart Parking sensor device deployment.
The Spanish IoT company will add new coverage to its wireless sensor network with LoRaWAN 865 – 867 MHz band.
By 2025, one out of every 9 smart devices is set to be connected with one form of low power wide area network technologies (LPWAN). To meet the demand, Libelium is offering a wide variety of connectivity choices for the IoT. In fact, Libelium has recently announced new LPWAN coverage for Australia, Asia Pacific and Latin America with LoRaWAN and Sigfox technologies.
While North America, Greater China and Europe are, expectedly, the runaway leaders, India is moving ahead in this domain. A recent report indicates the annual IoT growth rate in India (for the 2017-2020 period) to be 41 percent higher over the worldwide growth rate. With proven benefits in a large number of fields – from smart agriculture and home automation, to sensor-based weather forecasting, smart water management and smart cities applications – LoRaWAN is rapidly gaining in popularity and adoption across the globe.
Libelium has quadrupled its turnover in India in the last five years, which demonstrates growing demand in this country. Libelium operates in this area through five distributors -AqTronics, Arrow, Intrinsic, Okkos and Pentagon- functioning as system integrators developing new corporate and smart city projects in a market where investments in IoT technology are increasing.
Universities and research centers are also very important in this market due to the development and prototyping of the electronics industry.
In India there is a lot of research work, developments and trials performed using LPWAN technology. Tata Communications announced recently that its LoRa network will cover most of India by the end of 2019 with deployment in 38 cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.
With this update, Libelium releases LoRaWAN IN865–867 radio, for India, adding it to its portfolio with the previous radios: AU 915-928, EU 863-870 and US902-928. Following this release Libelium IoT Sensor Platform is ready to use LoRaWAN connectivity in India, Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.