Tata Communications to launch LoRA applications center in Mumbai

Tata Communications for CIOsTata Communications will launch an applications center dedicated to LoRa Technology in Mumbai, India.

The center – in association with Semtech Corp, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors — allows enterprise customers and Internet of Things (IoT) solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a LoRaWAN-based low power, wide area network (LPWAN).

The new applications center will be important to support the deployment of 35 IoT applications based on LoRa Technology in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai.

Tata Communications and Semtech have worked together to deploy 35 IoT proofs-of-concept (PoCs) that cover applications, including sensors for remotely monitoring air conditioners and safety deposit boxes, energy management systems.

“Tata Communications has tested India’s first IoT network in cities in India,” said VS Shridhar, senior vice president and head – Internet of Things, Tata Communications.

Tata Communications aims to connect – utilizing the LoRaWAN-based network — 200 million end devices connected by 2019.

“Tata Communications’ efforts to deploy its IoT network and recruit enterprise customers to develop strong, LoRa-based PoCs for a range of IoT applications will help improve the lives of India’s citizens,” said Francois Sforza, senior director of Business Development for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group.

To date, there are LoRaWAN public and private networks in more than 50 countries worldwide.