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ICondor Partners Kerlink to Roll Out First LoRaWAN IoT Network in Argentina

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ICondor Partners Kerlink to Roll Out First LoRaWAN IoT Network in Argentina Image Credit: Kerlink

South American telecommunications and technology investor, ICondor has launched of its Internet of Things (IoT) Network based on LoRaWAN under its new created YEAP! brand in Argentina, in partnership with French IoT network services provider Kerlink.

ICondor plans to deploy LoRaWAN IoT networks which is based on Semtech's LoRa devices and LoRa RF Technology, throughout South America following the rollout in Argentina.

Based in Buenos Aires, ICondor is a leading telecommunication company in Argentina and South America, which has created what is now the Movistar Network, which operates in Spain and 13 Central and South American countries. ICondor also launched CTI Movil, which is now America Movil, a leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Latin America.

For the deployment in Argentina, Kerlink will provide several hundred gateways for the deployment, which begins immediately in Buenos Aires and Rosario and expected to have nationwide coverage by July 2018.

The deployment follows a successful pilot project early this year. Kerlink will supply its Wirnet iBTS Compact stations in local ISM bands (923 MHz).

Kerlink claims that it has already installed more than 8,500 of these versatile, long-range, two-way and geolocation-ready gateways for IoT network operators in Europe and South Asia.

William Gouesbet, CEO, Kerlink
ICondor had a broad selection of equipment for its LoRaWAN network, and its choice of Kerlink gateways underscores their modular flexibility, reliability and geolocation capability based on Semtech reference design, as well their ability to mix both LoRaWANTM for data collection and 4G networks for backhaul.

Rajman, CEo of YEAP! 
Many Argentinian companies and cities are waiting for a versatile, secure, high-quality and high-performance IoT technology to support applications in critical B2B and B2C markets. These include asset tracking, smart cities, logistics and smart agriculture, as well as insurance, pet monitoring and home automation.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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