Joint venture facilitates smart city network across India
Stream's award-winning IoT-X platform will support connectivity technologies
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona - Stream Technologies, an advanced connectivity management platform and Gaia Smart Cities, an Indian start-up pioneering Internet of Things and smart cities solutions, have signed a collaboration agreement that will see the two companies roll-out a smart city network across India.
Converging technologies have led to a rise in the potential from smart cities, which implement digital communication to transform urban areas into more cost-efficient and environmentally sound places.
Stream Technologies' award-winning IoT-X service, a connectivity enablement, management and billing platform (CMP), is designed for operators of cellular, satellite and low power networks. IoT-X is fast being adopted by established operators and new entrants into the machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors. IoT-X offers low cost, low risk connectivity management, facilitating IoT connectivity worldwide.
Gaia Smart Cities is pioneering IoT solutions and engaging in innovative smart cities solutions. Gaia is creating a nationwide low-power communication network allowing various IoT devices to connect to the internet. Stream's IoT-X platform will provide an interface for the networks that Gaia Smart Cities plan to deploy, to which connected devices can be attached. With the new technology Gaia will help cities and citizens, the government, academia, and industries to design, develop and deploy products and solutions for interconnected and intelligent cities. Gaia Smart Cities will commence the deployment with three major cities - Delhi being one of the first.
Nigel Chadwick, CEO of Stream comments "Smart cities will transform how people live work and communicate in the future. India is a market leader in implementing smart cities and working with Gaia Smart Cities will help Stream Technologies to establish itself in this important market."
"Gaia has the first mover advantage in the smart cities domain in India. Partnering with Stream Technologies will now take the value proposition in the ecosystem a notch higher and will accelerate the solution development. India is indeed a very promising market and Gaia will bring in the best technologies as the segment unfolds" comments Dr.Sumit Chowdhury, Founder & CEO of Gaia Smart Cities.
About Stream Technologies
Stream Technologies, which is a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance, is providing its world-leading IoT-X connectivity management platform to enhance the commercial capability LoRa networks. IoT-X provides carrier-grade subscription management, detailed device analysis, connection status, network monitoring, billing, and a super resilient backhaul infrastructure to provide a virtual state of network representation all from the same environment. IoT-X can access data from any IoT device irrespective of technology; it is simply a unique endpoint making data and connection type transparent to the network operator cellular, satellite, or LoRaWAN technologies. This enables LoRa network to access alternative forms of connectivity to complement its LoRaWAN network.