UCG and LoRaWAN® network provider NNNCo sign a Strategic Alliance Agreement to offer a unique value proposition to Smart Cities and Smart Utilities in Australia and New Zealand
Universal Communications Group Pty Ltd (UCG) and National Narrowband Network Communications Pty Ltd (NNNCo) are pleased to announce that they have recently signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement to propose new IoT end-to-end solutions to Smart Cities and Smart Utilities across Australia and New Zealand.
UCG is a leading supplier of network design, construction, operations, maintenance, and project management services. The company works closely with Australia and New Zealand’s largest telecommunications operators to optimise the performance of their existing and planned infrastructure and to ensure that deployments are delivered fit for purpose and future proofed. Some of UCG’s local government clients include City of Gold Coast and Lake Macquarie City Council.
NNNCo is Australia’s leading LoRaWAN® network operator with a carrier licence. The 100% IoT Telco provides scalable IoT network services to enable enterprise-grade solutions for Smart Cities, Smart Utilities, Smart Agriculture and Smart Industries.
This agreement is another exciting new opportunity for UCG as it continues its growth strategy to build and operate communications networks for its clients beyond the traditional telecommunications industry.
UCG’s Chief Executive Officer, Muralee Siva, stated: “With the maturity of LoRaWAN IoT solutions represented by NNNCo’s carrier-grade solution and UCG’s Smart Cities initiatives, combined with its professional field services capability, we are excited to join hands with NNNCo to provide innovative solutions in this marketplace”.
NNNCo is on a strong growth path in Australia and internationally, having recently won a project with tech partner Wellness TechGroup for the City of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, to roll out a LoRaWAN network for 70,000 smart streetlights and 1.3 million people in one of the largest LoRaWAN smart street lighting projects in the world. The solution will improve community and road safety and reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%. NNNCo has also rolled out city-wide LoRaWAN networks for several cities, including City of Gold Coast, City of Newcastle, and Lake Macquarie City Council.
“NNNCo is working closely with councils and utilities on initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt smart IoT applications that will reduce their costs but also increase operational efficiency and provide higher levels of service to their customers. Smart street lighting, stormwater sensing, people counting, transformer monitoring and other applications are increasingly being adopted by progressive councils and utilities and we believe the partnership with UCG will help accelerate the adoption of IoT”, said Rob Zagarella, NNNCo Chief Executive Officer.
“All leading indicators are pointing to a massive uptake in IoT services in 2022 and our partnership with UCG is providing NNNCo the ability to scale by leveraging UCG installations services. LoRAWAN technology has seen tremendous growth globally and is THE technology of choice for IoT”, Mr Zagarella added.
Both companies are now looking forward to pursuing further joint strategic opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.
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About National Narrowband Network Communications Pty Ltd (NNNCo): NNNCo is a leading Australian IoT Enterprise provider and LoRaWAN® network operator. The company provides the network layer and technology-agnostic data platform that makes IoT accessible across any industry to enable enterprise-grade solutions for business and government. NNNCo’s Enterprise IoT service is deployed using LoRaWAN technology, the globally-adopted open standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT connectivity. For more information, visit www.nnnco.com.au
About Universal Communications Group Pty Ltd (UCG):
UCG is a leading supplier of telecommunications network design, construction, operations, maintenance and project management services. The company is relied upon by some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest telecommunications operators to research, develop, trial and deliver new broadband deployment concepts, smart city technologies and bespoke IoT solutions. UCG works closely with network operators to optimise the performance of their existing and planned infrastructure and to ensure that deployments are delivered fit for purpose and future proofed. For more information, visit: https://ucg.com.au/