Indian IT firm Wipro said that it has become a member of the LoRa Alliance which an Internet of Things (IoT) alliances with over 400 members. The membership will help Wipro accelerate its Internet of Things (IoT) solution deployments, using Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technology for sectors such as energy, utilities, natural resources, smart cities, ports, and logistics.
The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association, with a mission to standardise the deployment of LPWAN technology across the world to enable IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city, and industrial applications. It was formed in 2015 by technology industry giants, including Cisco, Semtech, IBM, and some telecommunications majors.
The LoRa Alliance defines and drives the Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) technology. LoRaWAN is an LPWAN specification intended for wireless battery operated devices in a regional, national or global network. It provides seamless interoperability among smart devices without the need for complex local network installations, and empowers users, developers, and businesses, enabling the seamless rollout of IoT solutions.
“We are delighted to join the LoRa Alliance. This alliance will help Wipro to deploy IoT solutions using LoRaWAN technology. LoRaWAN and LPWAN play a critical role by creating both public and private networks, which are essential for successful IoT deployments. The ease of installation of the LoRaWAN network, in licensed exempt spectrum, will help us in solving connected engineering challenges to ensure uninterrupted connectivity for our -customers across the globe,” said Anita Ganti, senior vice-president and global head, product engineering services, Wipro.