Dr. Peng Group deploying LoRa network expected to cover 100 million homes and 300 million people.
Semtech Corporation today announced its LoRa® wireless platform has been adopted by the Dr. Peng Group, the largest private telecom operator in China, for its Internet of Things (IoT) residential network.
Dr. Peng Group will supplement its fast broadband, fixed-line access service offerings with a smart home, low power, wide area network (LPWAN) based on Semtech’s LoRa Technology. The platform is coupled with LoRa-equipped gateways, home picocell routers and intelligent monitors to improve efficiency and safety in residences and communities.
Smart home IoT applications include gas and water meters, asset tracking, smart entrances, and smart air conditioning, among other services found in homes. Dr. Peng plans to provide intelligent street lighting, soil, air and water quality monitoring, intelligent parking, intelligent trash collection, and other green belt management services.
Cui ZhongTao, Director of the Intelligent Network Equipment Research and Development Center in Dr. Peng Group, said:
“Homeowners and residential communities are increasingly interested in solutions to improve their day-to-day efficiencies and safety, and this network rollout is expected to help provide over 100 million households throughout China the capability to do so.”
“We chose LoRa Technology for its robust feature set that provides the signal strength and network scalability needed to reach millions of people while maintaining low-power operating capability and low system infrastructure costs.”
“LoRa Technology provides Dr. Peng Group the ability to deploy a large scale network that services millions of people, integrates into existing infrastructure, and ensures interoperability between IoT applications and the network,” said Mike Wong, Vice President of Marketing for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “This national LoRaWAN rollout will allow millions of people in China to implement IoT services into their homes and communities, and in turn, intelligently monitor resources, safety and more.”