IoT in India: Tata Communications to invest $100 million
Expansion of LoRa IoT network, partnership with HPE mark expansion plans
Indian communications service provider Tata Communications is betting big on the expansion of internet of things (IoT) network and solutions with a planned $100 million investment in the space in the coming years, according to a report in The Economic Times.
“There will be a lot of action over the next two to three years in IoT,” SVP and Head of IoT V.S. Shridhar told the publication. “We have tall ambitions. Overall investment over the next two to three years will be $100 million.”
He continued: “Low power consumption for devices with supporting platform and network is crucial for IoT applications and solutions. We have conducted trials and tested networks and applications, and are ready with the ecosystem for services to be launched seamlessly in India.”
For IoT, Tata provides its LoRa network, device deployment, solution design, management and support services. Priority use cases cover a wide-range of enterprise and industrial verticals: asset tracking, public safety, energy management, smart city, precision agriculture and more.
For connectivity Tata uses LoRa technology for wide area networking. LoRa offers secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Tata announced its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to supports it ongoing network deployment. The first phase of deployment targets major Indian cities with plans to cover areas with a total population of around 400 million.