SPTel launches LoRaWAN-powered IoT sensor network in Singapore

SPTel launches LoRaWAN-powered IoT sensor network in Singapore
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Increases accessibility for business applications, government projects.

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Digital service provider SPTel, a joint venture between ST Engineering and Singapore Power Group, has launched a sensor network to increase the accessibility of IoT technologies and sensors for business applications, government projects and Smart Nation initiatives in Singapore.

This is Singapore’s first LoRaWAN-powered sensor network, the company said.

LoRaWAN is a long-range, bi-directional communication protocol with low power consumption. LoRaWAN gateways run on solar energy, making them cost-efficient and fast to deploy.

The rollout of the network eliminates the need for businesses and IoT solution providers to build separate networks of their own and they can now connect to this network, the company said.

SPTel added that the network allows authenticated sensor devices to wirelessly connect to its secure IoT-as-a-service platform and backhaul connectivity.

The company will send collected data via LoRaWAN sensors for analysis to automate manual processes, enable predictive maintenance, increase productivity, and improve overall operational efficiency.

SPTel’s CEO, Titus Yong, said the “gateways are implemented on ultra-secure critical infrastructure locally, and on a robust end-to-end IoT-as-a-Service platform, there is peace of mind over data sovereignty and security”.

Businesses and government agencies can now focus on IoT adoption nationwide, Yong said.

SPTel’s Sensor Network coverage currently extends to more than 70 percent of Singapore heartland, 42 percent of hawker centres, and 52 percent of town councils, the company said.

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