IoT deal targets Colombia and Peru

IoT deal targets Colombia and Peru

Further evidence of the growing reach of Internet of Things (IoT)-based solutions comes from a new LoRaWAN contract in South America.

Microlink, a South American telecommunications distributor, and IoT solutions specialist Kerlink have announced a partnership to bring LoRaWAN networks to the growing IoT markets in Colombia and Peru.

The agreement includes local distribution and support for Kerlink’s LoRaWAN connectivity solutions, including design, operation and management of private IoT networks. It will help to expand Microlink’s portfolio of products aimed at strengthening its value offer for the transport and logistics, electricity, agriculture, water, metering, smart building and smart city segments.

Kerlink’s complete portfolio of LoRaWAN network solutions includes industrial-grade network equipment, equipment for the network core, passive elements of telecommunications, and management-and-operation software supported by Kerlink’s engineers.

This combination will allow Microlink to develop technological applications for the rapid deployment of low-cost IoT networks to help customers operate efficiently, while, the company says, conserving natural resources.

LoRa (standing for long range) is a low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) protocol developed by semiconductor supplier Semtech. LoRaWAN is one of several protocols that have been developed to define the upper layers of the network.

Deployments of LoRa technology gave been recorded in contexts as varied as utility metering, conservation and smart parking as well as IoT networks. It is one of many platforms and standards relevant to IoT, which lacks a common technical standards framework.