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Ooredoo rolls out IoT network using LoRa WAN technology
April 10, 2018 | 6:36 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: As the Sultanate’s digital leader, Ooredoo has delivered, Internet of Things (IoT) network and eco-system using LoRa WAN technology.

A first-of-its-kind in the region, this landmark step is part of the company’s commitment to accelerate the Smart Government Initiatives and create a highly intelligent, autonomous and efficient utility system.

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Wahaibi, Chief Business & Wholesale Officer at Ooredoo, said: “By 2022, low power wide-area networks will make up a major portion of the growth of IoT devices. For that, it is crucial for us to establish high calibre connectivity solutions now.”

He added, “We are proud to be the first company in the region to implement the LoRa technology; it is unique in how it offers long battery life, an extensive range, easy deployment, and a reliable connection with low costs. For both the private and public sectors, connectivity will be seamless and fully digitalized which will help expand smart metering to the public and position Oman as an active player in the global race towards building smart cities.”



The Low Power Long Distance network is specifically designed to meet the bandwidth needs of embedded sensors and IoT devices. Organisations will benefit from this technology’s low power consumption, long-range coverage, fast connectivity, and increased security on data and devices. The LoRa Network will promote SMART city solutions ranging from SMART Waste Management, SMART Water & Electricity Management, to SMART governance.

The emergence of revolutionary connectivity technologies such as LoRa, will enable new business processes and systems to reach their full potential along the IoT value chain; which will be reflected in the formulation of new strategies and enhanced productivity. The result of a strategic and beneficial partnership between Ooredoo and LoRa Alliance, another successful collaboration involved implementing Smart Metering solution for one the leading companies in Oman.



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