Sweden working on nationwide LPWAN for IoT
French IoT firm Actility will carry out the deployment in partnership with local company Blink Services
French company Actility, which specializes in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and Blink Services, a Swedish company offering connectivity through open networks, LoRaWAN and smart city solutions, confirmed they are working to launch a national IoT network in Sweden.
Blink Service had initially launched an IoT network in the cities of Helsingborg and Landskrona. By partnering with Actility, Blink Services will be able to increase the speed of deployment and deliver IoT connectivity on a national scale.
The network will pave the way for the implementation of smart traffic solutions, which will reduce fuel consumption and pollution while increasing road safety, and smart agriculture technologies, Actility said.
These services will be underpinned by Actility’s portfolio of location technologies, with IoT geolocation and tracking proven to optimize logistics and supply chains for a wide range of industry sectors. Blink has also developed its own applications in cooperation with its sister company Blinkfyrar. Both firms had created a solution dubbed Signsensor, which detects if a road sign is damaged and alerts engineers to repair it, eliminating the need for regular inspection visits.
“A digital wireless infrastructure for IoT will mean major changes and many opportunities. Technology can fundamentally change the conditions for several established business models, as we already see installed systems around the world,” said Matts Lilja, Managing Director of Blink Services. “Through working with Actility, we will be able to utilize its experience and hands-on knowledge, and work to set the standard for how things communicate with each other, both locally and nationally,” Lilja added.
“National IoT networks have the potential to bring untold benefits to both lives and businesses, and truly enable us to build a better world,” Actility’s CEO Mike Mulica said.
Actility has already deployed LoRaWAN networks in the U.S, South Africa, UAE, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Latvia, Australia and Japan, among other countries.