We’re thrilled to announce that 42-24 is bringing a statewide enterprise-grade Internet of Things (IoT) network to Tasmania, opening up significant opportunities for cities, farms and utilities, and helping economic recovery.
This major infrastructure project comes as part of an unprecedented partnership between 42-24, TasNetworks and NNNCo (National Narrowband Network Co.). The three-way deal will see Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) gateways deployed on TasNetworks assets around the state, with 42-24 licensed to provide connectivity to third parties for their own IoT applications.
“There’s a huge range of devices and applications available in the LoRaWAN IoT ecosystem that will enable the market to build a smarter and more sustainable Tasmania,” 42-24 spokesperson Kelly Walker said.
“It could be a business tracking its assets, farmers monitoring irrigators or soil moisture, cities and towns improving energy efficiencies, or a water utility protecting its critical infrastructure.”
NNNCo will start building the network in 2020, opening the door for smart applications like grid safety, street lighting and digital metering.
We’re excited to see Tasmania join the rapidly growing IoT revolution, and proud to be playing our part in this digital milestone event.