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Tata Communications bets big on Internet of Things in utilities, healthcare

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is betting big on (IoT) usage across the country by rolling out their long-range low-power networks to support devices across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Jamshedpur. The company plans to reach 60 cities by the end of 2017 and Tier-IV cities by 2017.
devices require a different kind of network access with no need for a high bandwidth but absolute intolerance to network outages. is keeping the network separate from a high-bandwidth mobile network.
Alliance will address lower bandwidth of fewer than 50 kilobits per second (kbps) devices. They can be programmed to report in certain intervals or during distress and placed in remote places.
Semtech, which owns the patent, has licensed this design for other manufacturers to use. IBM, Cisco and international telecom also are part of the international alliance apart from 
has coverage across major nations like Japan, the United States and Europe. This alliance allows cross border portability of technology. Hewlett-Packard (HP) is their platform partner apart from 40 start-ups in various roles. Wipro, Honeywell, HP and OnePlus are other members of the alliance.
“Our plan is to choose some of the applications that will be verticals but applications will also be put on platforms via partners. We are not trying to address the B2C (business-to-consumer) market. Our solution would be for an enterprise that wants to secure their employees. For example, elderly care would go in and B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) and women’s safety devices would go across the board through enterprises who want to secure their employees,” said Vice-President V S Shridhar, Tata Communications, 
Last year, IDC predicted the Indian manufacturing sector’s revenues to reach $4 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent.
Street light management, water quality and sewage treatment, human asset tracking, worker safety and proximity sensors are in use in locations across Jamshedpur apart from trials in major cities.
“We can also start our services in small areas without waiting for large-scale network deployment through partners, although network and platform will be rightfully controlled by us with a view to delivering a brand promised service,” he said.

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