ZTE and Semtech announce IoT demonstration bases in China

Source: Smart City World on October 18, 2016

Chinese telecoms vendor ZTE Corporation plans to deploy more than 30 Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration bases across the country to help foster LoRa technology innovation.

To help deliver on the initiative, ZTE has teamed up with Semtech Corporation with the first demonstration base unveiled at this week’s China LoRa IoT summit in Nanjing which runs 18-19 October. ZTE expects the full roll-out of the demonstration bases to be completed by the end of 2016.

The China LoRa Application Alliance (CLAA) IoT demonstration base allows IoT solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a low power, wide area network (LPWAN).

CLAA is a cross-industry, cross-department national body participated in and built by IoT application and innovation entities from a variety of industries, and is led by ZTE. The demonstration base programme is the result of a cooperative formed by solution providers, government agencies, and educational institutions to standardise the development of IoT applications in China around the LoRaWAN protocol from the LoRa Alliance.

The initiative aims to provide LoRaWAN-based, carrier-level networks that all members of the cooperative can use to deploy and test their IoT applications. The cooperative also provides a supportive environment in which its members can work together to troubleshoot issues, develop new innovations and accelerate the adoption in China of IoT solutions based on LoRa technology.

More than 210 solution providers have committed to using Semtech’s LoRa Technology to enable IoT applications in a broad range of markets.

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