X-TELIA and Helium have formed a roaming partnership expanding coverage for IoT devices across Canada, the U.S., and around the world.
This roaming integration is made possible by the Helium blockchain, which allows LoRaWAN compatible devices already supported by X-TELIA to now seamlessly utilize coverage provided by the Helium Network.
“At X-TELIA, we understand the power of IoT technology in achieving new levels of insight and efficiency and have made it our mission to make it accessible to industries, businesses and cities across Canada,” said Eric Bourbeau, Co-Founder and CEO of X-TELIA. “By leveraging the power of the Helium Network we are now able to provide our clients with a global network, allowing our fleet and asset tracking customers to track their assets internationally.”
“Democratizing access to the internet has been Helium’s core mission since inception,” said Amir Haleem, Co-founder and CEO of Helium. “As we continue to grow the world’s largest decentralized wireless network on a global scale, we are proud to partner with companies like X-TELIA whose commitment to expanding access to IoT connectivity resonates with our mission. We are excited to welcome X-TELIA and their customers to roam on the Helium Network.”
The number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide is forecast to almost triple to more than 25.4 billion devices by 2030.
As the fastest-growing wireless network, the Helium Network is providing the solution.
In just over two years since the Network’s launch, there are over 513,000 Helium-compatible hotspots deployed across 38,000 cities internationally providing decentralized LoRaWAN coverage to billions of IoT devices.
Through partnering with X-TELIA, the Network will expand its usage and accelerate its presence in Canada, while empowering X-TELIA’s customers with the power of a global IoT network.
X-TELIA strives to take the complexity out of IoT by offering end-to-end IoT solutions for a range of clients from smart cities, agriculture, smart building, infrastructure to industrial. X-TELIA’s IoT HUB platform and carrier-grade network make it simple for customers to track and view data in real-time through custom applications and interactive dashboards.
Notably, X-TELIA’s devices have been used to track climate change, snow removal, flood warnings, read water meters, measure the temperature at the bottom of the ocean and even prevent heat stroke in cows.
As the only Quebec-based member of the LoRa Alliance, the roaming integration partnership signifies X-TELIA’s commitment to enabling the large-scale deployment of low-power wide-area networks.