Tata Communications has announced it has successfully completed trials for connected devices and other internet of things applications based on LoRa technology. This is a significant step taken by an Indian operator which will greatly help the internet of things ecosystem in India.
Tata Communications plans to roll out the LoRa network across India in a phase wise manner with targets to cover 400 million people across Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities. The pilots have been conducted in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore which are the current hubs of internet of things initiatives in India.
LoRaWAN Technology and its Advantages:
LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery operated Things which is specified by LoRa alliance. It is dedicated for internet of things and M2M applications. It is a secure bi-directional communication solution which enables different connected devices to be used over it.
One of the greatest advantage of this network is the ultra-low power consumption which enables the battery in the connected devices to last for more than a decade. LoRa signals are extremely strong which makes it ideal to be used under water, 50 meters under ground, upto 7 walls within a building ans also in the rural applications. When compared to other networks, LoRa is extremely cost efficient as well.
Tata Communications’ LPWAN network, based on LoRa technology, is intended for use in different industries and applications including agriculture and manufacturing. It is pre-configured with plug-and-play connectivity and is easy and simple for organisations to use.