X-TELIA, a Canadian IoT enabler specializing in LoRaWAN wireless solutions, and Helium, a decentralized wireless network, announce a roaming partnership that expands the reach of X-TELIA’s IoT network in Canada, the United States and globally.
This network integration is enabled by the Helium blockchain, which allows LoRaWAN-enabled devices already supported by X-TELIA to now seamlessly utilize the coverage provided by the Helium network.
The number of connected objects (IoT) worldwide is expected to nearly triple to more than 25.4 billion devices by 2030. As more and more devices are deployed, the need for an IoT network with ubiquitous and uninterrupted coverage on a global scale becomes important. This is why X-TELIA’s partnership with the Helium wireless network makes sense. In just over two years since the network’s launch, more than 513,000 Helium-enabled access points have been deployed in 38,000 cities worldwide, providing decentralised LoRaWAN coverage to billions of IoT devices. Through this partnership with X-TELIA, the network is expanding its use and accelerating its presence in Canada, while providing X-TELIA customers with direct access to a global IoT network.
“At X-TELIA, we know that IoT technology is enabling our customers to achieve new levels of control and efficiency and we are on a mission to make it accessible to industries, businesses and cities across Canada,” said Eric Bourbeau, X-TELIA’s co-founder and CEO. “By leveraging the breadth of the Helium network, we are now able to offer our customers a global network, enabling them to track fleets and assets internationally.”
X-TELIA strives to eliminate the complexity of IoT by providing end-to-end IoT solutions for a range of customers from smart cities, agriculture, smart building, logistics to Industry 4.0. X-TELIA’s IoT HUB platform and operator grade network enable its customers to easily manage and process their data in real time and thus make better decisions through customised applications and intelligent dashboards. X-TELIA’s solutions have been used to track climate change, snow removal operations, prevent flooding, read water meters, measure waste levels, measure the temperature at the bottom of the ocean and even prevent heat stroke in dairy cows. As the only Quebec member of the LoRa Alliance, this roaming partnership demonstrates X-TELIA’s commitment to providing its customers with access to its carrier-grade solutions and infrastructure as well as international coverage, through a strategy of partnering with decentralized wide area networks such as Helium’s.
“Democratizing access to the Internet has been Helium’s core mission since its inception,” said Amir Haleem, Helium’s co-founder and CEO. “As we continue to develop the world’s largest decentralized wireless network, we are proud to partner with companies like X-TELIA whose commitment to expanding access to IoT connectivity resonates with our mission. We are excited to welcome X-TELIA and its roaming customers to the Helium network.”