Semiconductor provider Semtech Corporation has partnered with Chinese telco ZTE to officially launch the latter’s first Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration base dedicated to LoRa Technology in Nanjing.
The CLAA IoT Demonstration Base allows IoT solution providers to deploy and test their applications over a low power, wide area network (LPWAN). ZTE plans to deploy over 30 commercial demonstration bases across China by the end of 2016.
The initiative is the result of a cooperative formed amongst 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, which also provides members with a supportive environment to work together to troubleshoot issues, develop new innovations and accelerate the adoption in China of IoT solutions based on LoRa technology.
The China LoRa Application Alliance (CLAA) is a cross-industry, cross-department national organisation participated in and built by IoT application and innovation entities in various industries.
Semtech and ZTE are members of the LoRa Alliance, a group of more than 400 companies committed to driving and enhancing the LoRaWAN specification to ensure interoperability and scalability of LPWANs and IoT applications. Through its work with member companies and IoT industry groups, the LoRa Alliance is making LoRaWAN the standard for LPWANs focused on low-power, long-range IoT applications. To date, there are LoRaWAN public and private networks in more than 50 countries worldwide.
This is the latest news which showcases China’s continued innovation in the IoT; earlier this week it was announced that Gemalto will provide security for Alibaba’s YunOS cloud-based IoT operating system.
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