ThingPark™ China launches an LPWAN IoT Network on the ‘New Silk Road’.
Semtech Corporation announced the expansion in China of a LoRaWAN-based network using Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology.
The first stage will launch a test network spanning 23 kilometers across Beilin District Central University City, Xi’an, which is the historic starting point of the Silk Road. The expansion validates the commitment to globally drive the growth of LoRaWAN™ networks using Semtech’s LoRa devices and technology, offering unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other Low Power Wide Area network (LPWAN) technologies.
ThingPark™ China, the collaboration between Actility and Ginko Ventures, Xi’an Beilin District Government and Shaanxi Radio and Television Network Group will work together to develop scalable LPWANs and interoperable IoT applications and services. The networks will be initially used for environmental monitoring and smart tracking, unlocking the potential for huge social and economic benefits in the region.
“ThingPark China’s achievement of launching a LoRaWAN-based network in China with Semtech’s LoRa Technology will drive innovation and efficiency while transforming key markets, including cities and environment,” said Mike Mulica, CEO at Actility.
“This network in Xi’an is the first step towards a global-scale cargo tracking and monitoring solution and all powered by the Internet of Things (IoT).”
“Thanks to Semtech Technology, ThingPark China can become a leading provider in the Greater China IoT market,” said Bing Liu, ThingPark China CEO. “Adopting a network based on Semtech’s LoRa Technology will expand the adoption of IoT applications and innovate in multiple markets, solving real-world challenges including water conservation, child and senior tracking.”
“The adoption of a LoRaWAN-based network in China confirms the growth of Semtech’s LoRa Technology as a leading enabler to the IoT industry,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “Leveraging this technology will help China accelerate its IoT applications and begin to solve real-world challenges for a multiple of industries, including smart cities, smart metering and smart agriculture.”