Kerlink and team in Corsica bring IoT to remote village via small private network

The deployment on the Mediterranean island demonstrates how LoRaWANTM can keep rural areas connected in the digital era. Customized for specific characteristics of the 300-person village of Cozzano, the network provides real-time data for monitoring village infrastructure, including a biomass boiler and micro-hydropower plants, and a school with 40 students.

In a companion smart-farm application, GPS sensors designed by SITEC, a Corsican computer-services company, and attached to a local farmer’s pigs allow the farmer to track their location in the thickly wooded area surrounding the village, and monitor their conditions throughout their lifecycle for improved farm efficiency.

Kerlink, a specialist and global leader in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things, provided solar-powered Wirnet stations for the network, which also will monitor temperature, air quality and soil quality.

“The Cozzano IoT network demonstrates how LoRaWANTM small private networks can be designed for and deployed in a wide range of unique and challenging environments, such as the thickly wooded, hilly terrain of Cozzano, whose elevation ranges from 700 meters to 2,000 meters. This robust, flexible network overcomes all those challenges to provide the security, performance and reliability of the most-dense LoRaWANTM networks anywhere.” Marie Le Berre, vice president, Kerlink Infrastructure Solutions