According to the agreement, Stream’s ‘IoT-X’ Connectivity Management Platform, will support cellular, low-power WAN and other connectivity technologies, enabling subscription management, monitoring and monetisation of IoT connectivity networks.
The IoT-X platform will offer an interface for the networks that Gaia Smart Cities plans to deploy to which connected devices can be attached. Gaias would begin deployment of networks initially in three major cities, including Delhi.
Gaia also claims to have the first mover advantage in the smart cities domain in India.
In a joint statement, Sumit Chowdhury, Founder & CEO, Gaia Smart Cities, said, “India is indeed a very promising market and Gaia will bring in the best technologies as the segment unfolds. Partnering with Stream Technologies will now take the value proposition in the ecosystem a notch higher and will accelerate the solution development.”
Negel Chadwick, Chief Executive Officer, Stream Technologies, said, “India is an exciting and substantial opportunity for a company like ours. The state-of-art and the latest LPWAN technologies such as LoRa and SigFox will open up some immense opportunities for this market. We are delighted to be engaging with Gaia in participating in this market.”
Recently, Gaia also inked a regional strategic collaboration with Advantech. As part of the alliance, Gaia Smart Cities will be the strategic partner of Advanech’s portfolio of products and solutions and focus on targeting the government vertical.
The alliance would also include seting up of a Centre of Excellence to showcase products and technologies from Advantech and live applications that Gaia deploys in the Indian market and comprises domain exprtise. The solutions include Agriculture, Environment, Industrial Automation, Smart Buildings, Smart Transportation and Fleet Management, Smart Power & Energy, Water Treatment, Smart Parking, Smart Retail and Smart Hospitals.