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Malaysian partners forge deal to test Southeast Asia’s appetite for IoT

AvantiKumar | Sept. 5, 2016
During a KL signing, the partners said city-wide LoRa networks and connected car solutions are included in the regional business collaboration.

Axiata's regional IoT test

Photo - (From left) Anil Chet Karamsingh, Group Business Development Consultant of Axiata Group Berhad; Dominic Arena, Group Chief Strategy Officer of Axiata Group Berhad; Gerard Lim, Chief Executive Officer of Atilze Digital Sdn. Bhd; and Howard Chen, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gemtek Technology Co. Ltd.

Under the agreement, Atilze will supply the LoRa gateways, antenna systems, nodes and devices for use with existing and new sensor systems that form the basis of IoT applications in industries such as Transportation, Utilities, Healthcare and Smart Cities. Atilze will also manage, operate and provide maintenance and support services for its city-wide LoRa Network.

First LoRa city in Southeast Asia
Atilze's Lim said the initial IoT applications and services on the LoRa Network will focus on Connected Car, Asset Tracking, Smart Parking, Smart Metering and Security services.

Many new cars sold today are IoT capable from the factory, and the number of Connected Cars across Asia will quadruple by 2020 as the IoT ecosystem evolves, he said.
IoT is expected to be a major catalyst to drive Asia's high growth Digital Economy strategy, said the partners. Independent studies have shown that the Asia Pacific region is leading the world in IoT adoption and that total spending for IoT in Asia Pacific is already more than US$15 billion in 2016, and will grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of about 35 percent in the next five years.
 Atilze recently partnered with Malaysian technology enabler Cyberview to build, operate and commercialise a LoRa Network in Cyberjaya.


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