Ooredoo Oman has delivered IoT network and eco-system using LoRaWAN technology. This step is part of the company’s efforts to accelerate the SMART Government initiatives and create a highly intelligent, autonomous and efficient utility system.
Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Wahaibi, chief business and 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.
“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 digitalised 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 of 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 and electricity management, to SMART governance.
Earlier in the month, Ooredoo became the first telecommunication member in Oman and the GCC to join the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit association driven to enable the global success of Internet-of-things (IoT).