Kerlink and Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) launch partnership to expand LoRaWAN® deployments globally®

June 11, 2019

Kerlink and Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) launch partnership to expand LoRaWAN® deployments globally®


Announced at the LoRa AllianceTM three-day All Members Meeting in Berlin, the partnership to promote and deploy LoRaWAN® IoT networks will demonstrate to telecom carriers, start-up IoT connectivity providers, cities, and large multinationals how LoRa technology is one of the most responsive and reliable protocols for IoT connectivity.

The two companies will offer easily installed and managed networks that include the full range of smart-city applications for lighting, parking, building, energy and refuse management, as well smart agriculture, metering, and safety and security applications.

“Despite the rapid growth of IoT, many companies and cities are still searching for a private IoT network solution that can be customized for their specific goals and deployed and managed easily,” said Madhusudhan Mysore, executive chairman and CEO of TCTS, a subsidiary of Tata Communications. “TCTS and Kerlink will focus on this market and demonstrate – based on extensive telecom experience, multiple IoT use cases in critical applications, and a proven record of deployments around the world – that LoRaWAN technology is the ideal private-network solution for these groups.”


More than 10,000 Kerlink Stations Deployed in India


Tata Communications, part of the US$100+ billion Tata Group along with TCTS, and Kerlink have deployed LoRaWAN networks in more than 40 Indian communities and cities, touching over 250 million people. More than 10,000 Kerlink WirnetTM iBTS Compact stations power the nationwide deployment.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Kerlink and TCTS to combine our deep technological know-how and broad on-the-ground experience in designing and deploying reliable telecommunications networks that are tailored to meet our customers’ goals,” said Robert Clapham, Kerlink’s deputy CEO. “Kerlink’s high-performance equipment and network design and management offerings, which have been validated in challenging environments around the world, will be key components of this joint offer with TCTS.”

TCTS provides business transformation, managed network operations, network outsourcing, and consultancy services to telecommunication companies around the world. In this partnership with Kerlink, the company will provide customers with sensors, integration expertise, and the applications needed for its networks. Kerlink will bring WirnetTM iBTS stations for low-power/wide-area (LPWA) connectivity. It will also provide its WanesyTM Management Center for deploying and operating networks with optimised total cost of ownership (TCO) and increased return on investment (ROI). The company has served customer rollouts of LoRaWAN networks in 69 countries.

“There is a compelling story to tell about how Tata Communications and Kerlink customers in India and around the world quickly and easily deployed LoRaWAN-based solutions that deliver multiple IoT benefits to users over long-range, low-power, and bidirectional networks. TCTS and Kerlink have joined forces to share this story and to bring turnkey network consulting and smart applications, sensors, connectivity, and operations management to help cities and companies worldwide deploy IoT solutions that leverage LoRaWAN networks’ key capabilities.”

Eric Torres, VP & head of Business Operations and Solution Engineering, TCTS.