LoRaWAN goes live in Nigeria; LORIOT adds three new public servers
IoT infrastructure provider LORIOT has partnered with local networking and security system integrator Layer3 to deploy LoRaWAN in Nigeria for smart city and smart building solutions.
Layer3’s cloud infrastructure will allow private and public sector organizations to access and maintain control of the data generated by their IoT networks, it said.
Shatse Kakwagh, the company’s executive director, commented: “This collaboration will bring the dream of smart offices and cities to life, by allowing devices, machines, and whole buildings to link into extensive data networks.”
He said the two companies see “enormous potential in Nigeria waiting for this change to happen.”
Zurich-based LORIOT provides the operation and management software for LoRaWAN networks. It has helped with LoRaWAN networks in 140 countries, it claims.
Julian Studer, chief executive at LORIOT, said: “Over the last months, we have been observing a growing interest in LoRaWAN technology in Africa. For this reason, last year we upgraded our public infrastructure on the continent to offer better performance to our users.”
He added: Starting a partnership with a local player, such as Layer3, allows us to support the next phase of this growth process and we expect to see new projects emerge and grow on a large scale in the coming months.”
Amsterdam-based The Things Network also claims LoRaWAN networks in Lagos, Calabar, Port-Harcourt, and Warri in Nigeria.
At the end of 2019, LORIOT said it had expanded its global LoRaWAN public infrastructure with three new regional professional network servers.
The new servers – in the Netherlands in Europe, in Oregon in North America, and in Singapore in Asia-Pacific – will be dedicated to professional users offering, and claim a 99.9 per cent SLA, built-in redundancy, plus new features, and new connectivity plans
LORIOT has 16 public servers, in total. It claims the largest LoRaWAN public infrastructure available worldwide.
Studer said: “This service was created by listening to our customers. Our public server freemium model based on pay-per-use pricing was no longer enough for some of our customers who were asking us for more. An uptime guarantee, advanced features such as the ability to manage teams and a certain price.”