Asia Pacific Telecom Aims to Make Taiwan a Smart Island with its IoT Dual-Network Multi-Platform
TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), a telecommunication services provider, announces the launch of IoT dual-network multi-platform named ‘IoT by Gt Smart Life’.
This project is a collaboration of various eminent local and international enterprises. Foxconn Technology Group provides the hardware, FH-Net sets up the LoRa (Long Range Radio) network, and APT takes care of the fundamental domain of application development and service delivery. They have also partnered with domestic and overseas manufacturers, such as Actility, IBM, Semtech, Cisco, Advantech and Shin Kong Security. Actility’s ThingPark IoT solution forms the core of this platform.
“Actility is proud to be working with FH-Net and APT to deliver this large-scale, fully operational LPWA roll-out, which immediately catapults Taipei to the forefront of the world’s leading IoT cities. We see this as a great opportunity to be at the heart of one of the most exciting IoT markets, which is preparing for explosive growth, and we look forward to continuing to work with APT to deploy new services and capabilities within the platform,” says, Olivier Hersent, Founder and CTO of Actility.
Breaking the telecommunications tradition, APT has used Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) communications protocol in combination with the existing APT 4G LTE network, to support a wide variety of applications across a range of industries. The IoT by Gt dual-network platform supports both networks of LoRa hotspots and the existing 4G LTE. It provides developers with the IoT solution and accelerates application innovation. The IoT by Gt platform solution has already launched the demonstration applications, ‘Smart City’ and ‘Tracking Service’.
It is believed that Taiwan will be able to develop fully into a ‘Smart Island’ by the end of 2016 and by 2020, IoT Ecosystem partners in Taiwan are expected to have delivered hundreds of millions of networked devices, which will allow Taiwan to become the perfect IoT nation, and expand into overseas markets.