Glonass, the Russian national navigation services provider, and Actility, an IoT connectivity service provider, initiated a partnership to build a satellite LoRaWAN-based communication system. The system is expected to provide a space-based “emergency button” safety service.
Actility and Glonass have agreed to cooperate in the research, development, evaluation, and deployment of this service based on LoRaWAN. The partner companies will analyse and assess the applicability of existing technologies to build one or several subsystems that constitute service provisioning infrastructure elements which may include customer facilities, ground IoT platform segment, LoRa gateway technology, and LoRaWAN roaming technology.
Glonass plays an active role in the development of legislation and technical policies in the field of navigation activities in the Russian Federation. As for Actility, it plays an active role in the development of the LoRaWAN protocol. Actility developed and maintains a LoRaWAN-based IoT platform called ThingPark, used by thousands of companies and over 50 operators around the globe. Moreover, Actility possesses wide expertise in IoT tracking devices and has built a large partner network in Enterprise IoT solutions.