November 10, 2016

Wirepas and m2ocity partner for Smart City IoT applications

Wirepas and m2ocity, the leading French IoT operator, have partnered to provide scalable and reliable connectivity for Smart City applications, such as Smart Street Lighting. m2ocity is constantly looking for and testing new leading edge technologies. They have been satisfied with the results obtained with Wirepas Connectivity.

“We conducted a joint proof of concept project where we were impressed by the results. We were able to send and receive data with 99.9% Service Level Agreement (SLA) for multiple applications without the need for a complex infrastructure setup.”, Elise Feuillepain, CEO at m2ocity says.

Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized network communications protocol. The devices decide the best actions by themselves locally, hence no central network management is needed. The local decision-making ensures that the devices always operate in a similar way, independent of the network size or the device location within the network.

The Wirepas enabled network is extremely reliable and robust, and can be operated with batteries for over 15 years. The decentralized and self-healing operation of the network allows customers to have the best availability without the need for complex infrastructure such as high-point antennas or repeaters.

“The Internet of Things requires very low-cost, large-scale networks that allow millions of devices to be connected. De-centralized networks, in which each node relays data for the network, fit the bill perfectly. As we are fully independent of the radio hardware, we can develop our connectivity protocol per the application requirements. This is exactly what we have done together with m2ocity.”, Wirepas CEO Teppo Hemiä summarizes.

m2ocity rolls out and operates M2M (Machine-to-Machine) infrastructures in France. As such, m2ocity’s telecom network is the stepping stone to a sustainable development of the smart city. Today, over 2 million objects are connected to the m2ocity telecom network in over 3,000 French cities. m2ocity was founded by Veolia in 2011.

Wirepas will be exhibiting and demonstrating its unique connectivity protocol for large-scale Industrial IoT networks at the European Utility Week in Barcelona, 15-17 Nov, booth: 3G75.

Further information:

  • Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, +358 (0)40 023 6607, sebastian.linko(at)wirepas.com

Wirepas in brief

Wirepas is focused on providing the most reliable, optimized, scalable and easy to use device connectivity for its customers. Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized radio communications protocol that can be used in any device, with any radio chip and on any radio band. With Wirepas Connectivity there is no need for traditional repeaters because every wireless device is a smart router of the network. The connected devices form the network – easy as that. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the United States.

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 m2ocity in Brief

m2ocity is a leading IoT company focused on connected solutions for smart cities and smart buildings. With over 2 million objects and 3 000 cities covered, m2ocity is the first provider in France for IoT services. Its tailored solutions for cities and businesses come with a very high quality level engagement.m2ocity is the only integrator to master multiple technologies, offering to its customers the best solutions according to their needs.