TCT Brasil has announced an agreement to distribute solutions from IoT specialist Kerlink in Brazil.
With more than 25 years of experience in the Brazilian electronics distribution and technology-application market, TCT Brasil is the country’s leading authorised distributor of electronic components, heat sinks and electronic solutions.
The distribution agreement follows a project in November 2017, in which the company provided 28 Kerlink Wirnet outdoor stations for Brazil’s first implementation of LoRa technology, to manage electric energy meters in the city of Maceió, the capital of the state of Alagoas.
Thiago Barioni, TCT Brasil marketing director, said: “The ascendance of low-cost LoRaWAN networks, coupled with our complementary equipment portfolio and expertise, enables rapid deployment of turnkey private networks that support endless applications.”
Earlier this year, Brazilian regulator Anatel released new technical requirements for radio frequency (RF) communication devices, enabling the operation of LoRa devices and LoRa wireless radio frequency technology throughout Brazil. In addition, the IoT market for applications and hardware is expected to generate $3.29 billion in Brazil by 2021, according to Frost and Sullivan. The IoT already supports several emerging vertical markets in Brazil, such as agriculture and metering, which are projected to grow rapidly with deployment of networks that include energy-efficient sensors and geolocation.
“This new agreement with TCT Brasil builds on our earlier collaboration in Maceió and positions Kerlink to play a big role in designing, equipping and deploying LoRaWAN networks in a large and promising market,” said Ermeline Lebon, head of Kerlink channel sales.