Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Google IoT LoRaWAN integration allows carrier-grade solutions in hours

William Payne
June 14, 2018

Canadian IoT specialist Kerlink and IoT data management specialist Microshare have integrated carrier-grade LoRaWAN into Google cloud's IoT architecture. The integration allows the creation of 'carrier-grade' IoT solutions at cloud-scale in hours, and is claimed as a global first. 

The two companies say that the integration ensures security of data flowing from LoRaWAN devices to extended IoT networks. 

As device-generated data is securely transported, annotated and unpacked in LoRaWAN networks to create context and actionable business insights, ownership rights and origins are stamped and respected. Network owners are therefore compliant with regulatory requirements, such as the EU's GDPR.

Combining Kerlink and Microshare technology with Google’s Cloud IoT Core and the suite of data-management tools available in the Google Cloud IoT platform can support new value-added IoT solutions without requiring expensive internal IT resources.

“By integrating Microshare and Kerlink’s technologies in Google Cloud, we can create carrier-grade solutions at cloud-scale in hours rather than months,” said Yannick Delibie, Kerlink CTIO and CEO of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, Kerlink Inc. “Reducing the burden of security, scale and reliability allows both solution providers and customers to focus on rapidly delivering valuable business insights with their LoRaWAN networks.”

“We’ve seen rapid adoption of LoRaWAN as a leading enabler for easily deploying cost-effective IoT sensors globally, and we view Google’s decision to join the alliance as a validation of everything Microshare has been pursuing for the past three years,” said Ron Rock, CEO Microshare. “A lot has been achieved in making reliable, long-battery-life devices and carrier-grade networks, but this means nothing if the data generated and transported is not easily accessible to business users and securely shared between multiple organisations.”