Connexin to launch UK’s first IoT network

Posted on December 18, 2020 by Alistair Hardaker

Alex Yeung and Furqan Alamgir

IoT and Smart City operator Connexin is to expand its IoT network nationwide, providing  long range wide area networks (LoRaWAN) connectivity and infrastructure to customers all over the UK for the first time.

The new network rollout lead by Connexin is a strategic investment aimed at supporting the increasing demand for smart networks throughout the UK.

Connexin said the network will better enable UK organisations to adopt IoT solutions.

“With a low cost wide-area networking solution becoming available to all organisations across the UK, it opens up opportunities for those looking to deploy IoT solutions for a fraction of the cost of existing cellular infrastructure solutions,” explained Furqan Alamgir, Founder & CEO of Connexin.

“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.”

In September the Hull-based firm raised £80m in funding , 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.

“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,” continued Alamgir.

“These results have demonstrated the effectiveness of low powered networks across multiple use cases and we’re excited to be providing carrier-grade networks now across the entire UK.”

Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance added: “This is a significant achievement for IoT in the UK that will open up tremendous business opportunity and deliver new service offerings that will improve the lives of customers in this market.

“As the leading IoT network technology, LoRaWAN has the most networks deployed and is the global de facto LPWAN standard. Connexin’s growth is a great example of how LoRaWAN users are able to achieve business success.”

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