HPE to drive Tata Communications LoRa based network in India

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Tata Communications has tapped Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to support the launch of India’s first LoRaWAN (LoRa) based network.

Tata Communications said its LoRa network enables its customers and partners to connect people and IoT-connected devices on a global scale.

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Tata Communications is targeting Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities in India, touching over 400 million people, during the first phase of the roll-out. Tata Communications conducted field trials in top cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. There are 35 proof-of-concept applications in trial on the network.

The project involves connecting  devices, applications and other IoT solutions over the LoRa network in smart buildings, campus, utilities, fleet management, security and healthcare services in nearly 2,000 communities, covering over 400 million people.

“As part of our commitment to innovation and in driving digital transformation, we are creating a cohesive, resilient and highly secure network to deploy IoT applications in India,” said Anthony Bartolo, president, Mobility, IoT and Collaboration Services, Tata Communications.

HPE Universal IoT Platform streamlines interoperability and management of heterogeneous IoT devices and applications. The platform supports long-range, low-power connectivity deployments, as well as devices that use cellular, radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

HPE Universal IoT Platform features increased LoRa gateway support, enabling the use of multiple LoRa gateways with a common set of applications to simplify device provisioning and control in heterogeneous LoRa environments.

“HPE Universal IoT platform will enable Tata Communications to build multiple vertical use cases for its Indian IoT network on a common platform with a common data model,” said David Sliter, vice president and general manager, Communications Solutions Business, HPE.

HPE is demonstrating smart city IoT use cases on the HPE Universal IoT Platform at Mobile World Congress 2017.