Wireless IoT LPWA network based on LoraWAN protocol is launching for 30 million citizens
Wireless IoT LPWA network has been available in Moscow and Sankt-Petersburg since the beginning of 2015, and soon it will cover Voronezh, Ekaterinburg, Innopolis, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Kaliningrad, Nizhniy Novgorod, Tver, Cheliabinsk, Yaroslavl, Rostov-on-Don and Stavropol. This September it will be available for more than 30 million citizens living in 11,5 thousand houses. The network will cover the territory of 9 000 square kilometres. The name of this network is Lace.
“Our network allows the user to connect to an unlimited number of smart sensors around the world. We can transfer these signals to any device that supports open standard LoRaWAN, allowing them to reach countless end customers. Any third party company can create new businesses and services in IoT and M2M market sectors based on our network and LoRaWAN protocol.” — says Igor Shirokov, CEO of Lace Ltd.
In fact, Lace belongs to the “low power wide area” category of networks allowing for the connection of smart devices over a distance of tens of kilometres. The appearance of LPWA-networks in so many cities brings a lot of business opportunities for local system integrators, software developers and engineering companies.
The list of use cases for LPWA-based systems is just starting with the following: remote health monitoring, agriculture and environment protection, flexible vehicle insurance (pay-as-you-go), alarm systems, various M2M solutions, control of energy losses, transport tracking, smart home, smart city. This list is constantly being added to as new uses for LPWA-based systems are discovered.
BI Intelligence predicts that in 2019 the Internet of Things will be the biggest market in the world — far ahead of smartphones, computers, tablets and smart cars combined. The volume of this market will be $1,7 trillion.
About Lace company
The Lace company (“Lace” LLC) develops and operates a self-named, wireless, global, energy-efficient network. Lace is a member and contributor to LoRa Alliance and take an active role in LoRaWAN standard development and implementation. LoRa Alliance members include such trustworthy companies as IBM, Semtech and other companies in the field of telecommunication, microelectronics, program development, and system integration – from start-ups to multinational corporations. Thus, Lace makes a significant contribution to the development of the Internet of Things all over the world.
The LoRa Alliance develops the network LoRaWAN standard, which enables the sending and receiving of small amounts of data from “smart things,” for example, measuring sensors, alarm triggers, transport traffic trackers, etc. This standard enables the arrangement of wireless energy-efficient networks.