Collaboration Underway by Hiber and Actility for LoRaWAN Global Connectivity

Actility and Hiber are collaborating to enable LoRaWAN connectivity in the remote and developing parts of the globe that until now haven’t had access to a network.

IoT (Internet of Things) service providers and enterprises operating in these areas will now be able to benefit from Hiber global smallsat connectivity via the Actility ThingPark Wireless and ThingPark Enterprise LoRaWAN management services.

The collaboration will enable IoT use cases in hard-to-reach places all over the world. The global logistics, remote agriculture, oil & gas, mining and scientific sectors are among many that can now deploy  IoT technology in areas such as the Antarctic, deserts or in the middle of Pacific Ocean. 

LoRaWAN is the de-facto standard for the industrial IoT and is being used across a variety of  service providers and enterprises are currently deploying or using it for smart city deployments, utilities and Industry 4.0 technology. However, 90 percent of the world currently lacks a network which can transmit data produced by IoT technology, making LoRaWAN infrastructure deployment impossible. Hiberband, Hiber’s nano-satellite powered remote area IoT network is solving this problem by providing coverage anywhere on the globe.

Hiber has developed an interface which connects Hiberband with Actility LoRaWAN connectivity and management solutions. This means that critical data collected by IoT sensors can be encapsulated into LoRaWAN packets and transmitted around the world by the Hiberband network. End users and service providers can then see, manage and operate remote LoRaWAN-powered devices in the Actility ThingPark interfaces.

Olivier Hersent, CEO and co-founder of Actility, said that the company is excited to collaborate with Hiber and to offer the firm’s clients and partners the capability to deploy use cases that require global coverage. In particular, oil & gas and continent-to-continent logistics organisations operating in remote industrial areas will greatly benefit from this collaboration.

Laurens Groenendijk, Managing Director Commercial and Co-Founder at Hiber, added this is a really exciting time for Hiber. After launching the company’s first two nano-satellites into the Earth’s orbit at the close of last year, the company is now about to see the firm’s first customers go live with this first-of-its-kind network. It’s fantastic that Hiber is able to work with Actility to provide critical LoRaWAN connectivity to the company’s customers.

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