APT launches IoT dual-network platform

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Taiwan's APT has launched what it is calling the market's first IoT dual-network multi-platform, named IoT by Gt Smart Life.

The platform combines LTE connectivity from APT with a  LoRa network deployed by network operator FHNet. APT has already rolled out 500 LoRaWAN hotspots in Greater Taipei and Taoyuan to support the dual network.

APT is also providing application development and service delivery, while Foxconn is providing the hardware.

The companies have signed up key partners including domestic and overseas manufactures for the platform, including Actility, IBM, Semtech, Cisco, Advantech and Shin Kong Security. Certified partners in the project are entitled to free use of the LoRa network.

Actility's ThingPark standards-compliant IoT solution is being used to power the platform.

APT has already launched the first demonstration applications for the platform, which include a smart city application covering the use of smart water, electricity and gas meters, as well as a goods delivery tracking service suitable for both indoor and outdoor tracking.

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