Leading telecom services provider Tata Communications Ltd on Monday said that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is working with the company to support the roll-out of India’s first LoRaWAN (LoRa) based network.
“HPE to work with Tata Communications to build world’s largest IoT network in India to enhance resource utilization,” the company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on February 27, 2017.
Tata Communications unveiled plans for the LoRa network last year. It is part of it’s long-term strategy of creating mobile platforms and ecosystems that enable its customers and partners to connect people and IoT-connected devices seamlessly on a global scale, it said.
The first phase of the roll-out targets tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities in India, touching over 400 million people. Alongside successful field trials in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, there are also 35 proof-of-concept applications in trial on the network, it added.
Commenting on the development, HPE, Communications Solutions Business, Vice President and General Manager, David Sliter said, “Through our partner centric approach, the HPE Universal IoT platform will enable Tata Communications to build multiple vertical use cases for its Indian IoT network on a common platform with a common data model.”
Meanwhile, shares of the company closed at Rs 729.25 apiece, down 1.73 per cent, from previous close on BSE.