CCP Technologies (ASX:CT1) has been selected to trial Vodafone’s narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) network.
As reported by our sister publication Computerworld, Vodafone has started the rollout of the low power wide area network (LPWAN) backbone network, which is used to wirelessly connect devices that have low bandwidth requirements.
Vodafone has launched the NB-IoT services in Frankston and Port Melbourne in Victoria, and in North Sydney in New South Wales.
CCP offers a critical control point management system not only in Australia, but also in the US. The solution is largely used in the food industry to monitor temperature and other critical points.
The ASX-listed company will participate in a trial in Melbourne as it looks to accelerate its innovation pathway.
“We offer a resilient IoT critical control point monitoring solution with diverse cloud connectivity pathways to maximise on-time data capture,” CCP executive director and CEO, Michael White, said.
Vodafone plans to expand the network to greater Melbourne and surrounding metropolitan areas during November as well as in areas in Sydney and Canberra during December.
“We are very pleased to be working with CCP to implement trials of Vodafone’s NB-IoT network in Australia and demonstrate the range of benefits that NB-IoT services can provide,” Vodafone executive general manager, Stuart Kelly, said.
According to CCP CEO, Vodafone has an extensive reach to its target industry, the food industry. This reach could potentially add “tens of thousands” monitoring points, according to White.
“We look forward to progressing discussions with Vodafone as we work towards a global agreement,” White added.