Actility and IoTCAN, the Canadian communication service provider, today announce they have launched a LoRaWAN network covering the Greater Toronto area. This is first step in the rollout of a national IoT network in Canada.
IoTCAN is working with several key partners provide carrier-grade fully -integrated customizable solutions, encompassing different elements of the IoT value chain in the LPWAN segment, including devices, network and application layers. Actility’s contribution is the ThingPark IoT technology platform and experience in nationwide LPWAN deployments globally. IoTCAN expects to have expanded to more than 300 sites by the year-end, covering major metropolitan and industrial areas in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.
Ossama Bessada, Co-CEO of IoTCAN commented:
“We are happy to partner with Actility who is the worldwide leader in the domain. Actility is able to provide us with a platform that would enable us to offer our different solutions whether for smart cities or others at a carrier-grade level of service. The breakthrough capability of tracking devices with low power consumption is also a solution which we look forward to bringing into the Canadian marketplace.”
“We’re excited to be working with an innovative IoT solution provider like IoTCAN on another national-scale LPWAN deployment”, adds Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “With over half of all national and large scale LoRaWAN roll-outs selecting ThingPark to power their networks, it’s the platform of choice for carrier-grade solutions. And with this announcement following closely on from the LoRa Alliance All-Members Meeting hosted in Philadelphia this week, it’s clear that LoRaWAN is now taking off in North America on a large scale as the best communication solution for industrial IoT applications.”