Vianet, the IoT business of Australian infrastructure services company Ventia, has selected Canadian company Tektelic Communications to provide carrier-grade LoRaWAN gateways for its IoT deployment and Swiss company OrbiWise to supply its OrbiWAN network server for LoRaWAN.

Vianet provides end-to-end solutions to the infrastructure market including water and waste water network monitoring, facilities management, environmental monitoring, smart city solutions and asset monitoring for roads, telecommunications and related industries.  It has been providing LoRaWAN networking technology to New Zealand telco Chorus for its proof-of-concept trials.

Vianet’s parent company, Ventia, was created in 2015 through the integration of Leighton Contractors Services, Thiess Services and Visionstream.

According to OrbiWise, OrbiWAN provides the ‘brains’ to view and manage the LoRaWAN network's devices, gateways and interfaces to ensure the complete and secure delivery of a device's data to and from the appropriate customer.”

Tektelic says it modified its standard Kona Mega 64 channel IoT gateway to accommodate the unique channel plan and spectrum allocation required by Ventia for its IoT deployment.

“The carrier grade design accommodates diverse deployment options and a long lifecycle,” Tektelic says.  “It includes multiple Rx/Tx antennas to allow for antenna diversity and is embedded with built-in highly selective bandpass filters.”

The general manager of Ventia’s Vianet arm, Arjun Narang said Tektelic had been selected “due to their capable RF expertise and ability to offer custom designs to meet our requirements.”