Actility launches LoRaWAN networks in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia
Actility launches LoRaWAN networks in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Actility launches LoRaWAN networks in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia

Actility has partnered with a number of companies to launch IoT networks in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

The IoT and M2M specialist has teamed up with Machinestalk in Saudi Arabia to deploy a large-scale LoRaWAN network. Machinestalk is planning to use the LoRaWAN infrastructure to facilitate the implementation of IoT solutions in industry sectors including oil and gas, smart city solutions, M2M, and industrial applications. For the oil and gas industry, the network will support services including smart metering, to improve the end-to-end supply chain.

From the smart city perspective, Machinestalk will deploy services including a smart lighting solution, environmental monitoring, smart parking systems and waste management solutions resulting in greener, more efficient and connected cities in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

Machinestalk managing director Nawaaf Alshalani said implementing LoRaWAN network and LPWAN technologies will give an added value to the region and enable the grow of the IoT market in the Kenvenvingdom in line with its ‘2030 Vision‘.

“Our studies and research indicate that 11 per cent of IoT connections will use LPWAN technologies that serve applications and solutions that require low-cost, multi-year battery operation, long-range connectivity, and geolocation,” he said.

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LoRaWAN in Tunisia

Actility has also worked with Get Wireless to develop a large-scale IoT communication network in Tunisia, based on LoRaWAN technology and powered by the ThingPark platform.

Get Wireless is expecting to see its customers deploying IoT solutions in smart grid, for metering and managing energy demand and distribution capacity, in waste management, where the location capabilities of networks powered by the ThingPark platform will enable management and optimisation of waste collection routes in real time, and in e-health.

“With the Tunisian IoT market now opened up for development by Mincom, the way is clear for our customers to begin to deploy services, which they want to do as swiftly and efficiently as possible to take advantage of this new market,” said Malek Ben Jalel, VP Presales of Get Wireless.

“We believe that Actility’s platform will allow us to quickly install and easily maintain a best in class product for our customers. Actility has the experience gained as a founding member of the LoRa Alliance and a veteran of many large-scale network rollouts worldwide, which gives us confidence in its ability to deliver the best solutions, and the value of its shared insight into successful business strategies for the IoT.”

Actility CEO Mike Mulica said that the region is “gearing up to provide smart services founded on the intelligence offered by the IoT powered by our ThingPark platform. The ability of the IoT to improve the quality of life for everyone is widely recognised throughout Africa, and the region is fast becoming one of the leading engines for IoT adoption and growth worldwide.”

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