Smart water meter company announces LoRaWAN tie-up in South Africa

Smart water meter company announces LoRaWAN tie-up in South Africa

Lesira-Teq, a leading South African original equipment manufacturer known for its innovative smart water meters, has announced a strategic partnership with Comsol Networks, a leader in the IoT network domain in South Africa.

In what is described as a pivotal move, Lesira-Teq will now manage the operations of Comsol’s public LoRaWAN network in South Africa, powered by the ThingPark platform provided by Actility.

Actility is a leader in low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. 

The partnership has apparently already been instrumental in the deployment of thousands of smart water meters across Pretoria, showcasing Lesira-Teq’s expertise and the crucial role of Comsol as an Actility’s ThingPark Wireless operator.

ThingPark Wireless powers nearly half of the public LoRaWAN network deployments worldwide. It stands as a foundational element of IoT networks, enabling secure connectivity and efficient management of data from sensors to cloud applications. Its modular and scalable design allows service providers to capitalize on connectivity and accelerate IoT solution adoption across industries.

Lesira-Teq is also involved with Johannesburg Water, the country’s largest water utility, which recently switched to solutions using LoRaWAN under Lesira-Teq’s guidance, a transition involved upgrading 4,300 water meters from traditional to advanced LoRaWAN-connected systems, underscoring Lesira-Teq’s ability to deliver comprehensive hardware and software solutions.

The company is expanding its reach beyond South Africa, with pilot projects in regions like Tanzania.

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