At the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Monday announced that it was working with Tata Communications to support the rollout of India's first LoRaWAN (LoRa)-based network.
It is part of Tata Communications' strategy of creating mobile platforms and ecosystems that enable its customers and partners to connect people and Internet of Things (IoT)-connected devices on a global scale.
The first phase of the roll-out targets Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 cities in India, touching over 400 million people.
With successful field trials in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, there are also 35 proof-of-concept applications in trial on the network.
"As part of our commitment to innovation and in driving digital transformation globally, we are creating a cohesive, resilient and highly secure network to deploy IoT applications in India," Anthony Bartolo, President of Mobility, IoT and Collaboration Services at Tata Communications, said in a statement.
"We are excited to be partnering with HPE in this project," he said.
"Through our partner centric approach, the HPE Universal IoT platform will enable Tata Communications to build multiple vertical use cases for its Indian IoT network on a common platform with a common data model," David Sliter, Vice President and General Manager, Communications Solutions Business at HPE, added.
Tata Communications has also selected HPE to be an integral part of its global cellular IoT connectivity services.
This provides a range of domestic and cross-border IoT connectivity and management services, particularly for applications requiring elements of mobility, such as connected cars, fleet management and transportation services.