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Wirepas and m2ocity Partner for Smart City IoT Applications

smartcity2Wirepas and m2ocity have partnered to provide scalable and reliable connectivity for Smart City applications, such as Smart Street Lighting. m2ocity is constantly looking for and testing new leading edge technologies. They have been satisfied with the results obtained with Wirepas Connectivity.

“We conducted a joint proof of concept project where we were impressed by the results. We were able to send and receive data with 99.9 percent Service Level Agreement (SLA) for multiple applications without the need for a complex infrastructure setup, said Elise Feuillepain, CEO at m2ocity.

Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized network communications protocol. The devices decide the best actions by themselves locally, hence no central network management is needed. The local decision-making ensures that the devices always operate in a similar way, independent of the network size or the device location within the network.

The Wirepas enabled network is extremely reliable and robust, and can be operated with batteries for over 15 years. The decentralized and self-healing operation of the network allows customers to have the best availability without the need for complex infrastructure such as high-point antennas or repeaters.

“The Internet of Things requires very low-cost, large-scale networks that allow millions of devices to be connected. De-centralized networks, in which each node relays data for the network, fit the bill perfectly. As we are fully independent of the radio hardware, we can develop our connectivity protocol per the application requirements. This is exactly what we have done together with m2ocity,” Wirepas CEO Teppo Hemi summarizes.

m2ocity rolls out and operates M2M (Machine-to-Machine) infrastructures in France. As such, m2ocity’s telecom network is the stepping stone to a sustainable development of the smart city. Today, over 2 million objects are connected to the m2ocity telecom network in over 3,000 French cities. m2ocity was founded by Veolia in 2011.

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