IoT and Smart City operator Connexin is to expand its IoT network nationwide, providing carrier grade roaming long range wide area networks (LoRaWAN) connectivity and infrastructure to customers across the UK.
Furqan Alamgir, founder and CEO, said: “Not only does this promote the development of new IoT-based technology but it allows existing solutions to be rolled out nationwide to encourage further adoption, and will allow more people to utilise and benefit from affordable, carrier grade IoT connectivity.”
Connexin raised £80m in funding in September and currently has regional LoRaWAN networks in place in East and South Yorkshire following deployments in Sheffield with Amey and Yorkshire Water, Hull with Hull City Council and the South Coast with Icosa Water.
The expansion of the national IoT network to cover other areas of the UK is now underway.
“Connexin is committed to changing the status quo in a previously stagnant smart city and IoT market," added Alamgir.
"Regionally, we have seen our network used by a variety of sectors and individuals from entrepreneurs and innovation centres to the utility, private and public sectors and have seen continued success with the likes of Amey in Sheffield and Yorkshire Water.
"These results have demonstrated the effectiveness of low powered networks across multiple use cases.”
Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance, added: “This is a significant achievement for IoT in the UK that will open up a tremendous business opportunity and deliver new service offerings.”