Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery today in Pelham in Niagara Region, as Bell announced a new partnership with Ontario-based BeWhere, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company, and China-based tech company Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker.
Together, the companies have developed an environmental monitoring solution to help improve the health and quality of plants at the vineyard. The product will use sensors connected to Bell’s LTE-M wireless network to remotely monitor temperature and water levels, automatically adjusting as weather conditions change. The innovative IoT solution will help lower costs, keep more vines alive longer and promote greater sustainability.
LPWA (NB-IoT, LTE-M) sensor-based applications will be used for smart cities of the future
Toronto, Ontario – ( June 28, 2017) –– HUAWEI, together with BeWhere Inc., a Canadian industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions company, today announced they will partner to develop Mobile IoT Low Power Wide Area (M-IoT LPWA) (NB-IoT, LTE-M) applications to enable the deployment of smart cities technologies.
This is the first partnership in the Canadian M-IoT ecosystem between a solutions company and HUAWEI to develop viable solutions that utilize the latest technology in M-IoT LPWA. As a global leader in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), HUAWEI encourages industry ecosystem development by seeking out companies such as BeWhere to foster healthy partnerships.