Libelium has added LoRaWAN wireless connectivity to Waspmote Plug & Sense! and Smart Parking sensor devices in India.
The Spanish IoT company has boosted coverage to its wireless sensor network with LoRaWAN 865 – 867 MHz band.
By 2025, 1 out of every 9 smart devices is set to be connected with one form of low powered wide area network technologies (LPWAN). Libelium offers wide interoperability with a huge variety of connectivity choices for IoT in response to strong demand for LPWAN, which is gaining traction globally. Libelium has recently announced new LPWAN coverage for Asia Pacific and Latam with LoRaWAN and Sigfox technologies.
While North America, China and Europe are the runaway leaders in IoT, India is moving ahead in this domain. The annual IoT growth rate in India (for the 2017-2020 period) is around 41% - higher than the worldwide growth rate. With proven benefits in a large number of fields – from smart agriculture and home automation, to sensor-based weather forecasting, smart water management or smart cities applications – LoRaWAN is rapidly gaining in popularity and adoption across the globe.
Libelium has quadrupled its turnover in India in the last 5 years, demonstrating the country’s growing demand. The company operates in the market via five distributors -AqTronics, Arrow, Intrinsic, Okkos and Pentagon- functioning as system integrators developing new corporate and smart city projects in a market where investments in IoT technology are increasing. Universities and research centres are also very important in this market due to the development and prototyping of the electronics industry.
In India there is a lot of research work, developments and trials performed using LPWAN technology. Moreover, Tata Communications announced recently that its LoRa network will cover most of India by the end of 2019 with deployment in 38 cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.