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Things Connected: New LoRaWAN

Internet of Things network across London

Things Connected: New LoRaWAN Internet of Things network across London

UCL academics Dr Kenneth Tong, Dr Miguel Rio and internet pioneer Professor Peter Kirstein (UCL Computer Science) are working in collaboration with the Digital Catapult and a range of other companies and universities to deliver a low power wide area Wireless Access Network (WAN) testbed across London for Internet of Things (IoT) entrepreneurs, small businesses and developers wishing to innovate and develop exciting and novel IoT products and services.

Things Connected is an innovation support programme launched by the UK’s Digital Catapult targeting UK businesses who wish to leverage the capabilities of LPWAN technologies. Things Connected will initially provide 50 LoRaWAN base stations across London to offer a network testbed. Things Connected aims to include other LPWAN technologies as the programme evolves.

Free to use and available to IoT entrepreneurs and developers, Things Connected will enable businesses to develop exciting and novel IoT products and services. The programme will encourage the deployment of sensors, applications and services to meet some of the city’s biggest challenges. The network is not built for commercial purposes but for testing and trailing new ideas – once developed they can be launched on one of the commercial networks covering the UK today.

Things Connected has the potential to drive experimentation and innovation in IoT and to improve the lives of those living and working in the UK. Challenge areas include but are not restricted to infrastructure provision, traffic and transport services, energy management, agriculture and environmental sensing.

You can register to keep up to date with the roll out via the Digital Catapult’s Open Call here.