KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 18): Cyberview Sdn Bhd has inked a memorandum of collaboration (MoC) with Atilze Digital Sdn Bhd to jointly develop Cyberjaya into the first smart city with LoRa network in the Southeast Asia.
Without disclosing the initial investment cost, both parties said the collaboration is for a period of one year. It will be extended should the project achieved a "successful result".
Cyberview managing director Datuk Faris Yahaya signed the MoC with Atilze chief executive officer Gerald Lim at Hotel Istana here today.
LoRa technology is a ready and available low power, long range, wide area network specification that is designed to meet demands of today's Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services.
Under the MoC, Atilze, being the operator of the LoRa network, will supply the LoRa gateways and antenna systems, nodes, modules and access to the IoT data cloud platform for the transmission of the data.
The LoRa gateways and antenna systems will be supplied at no cost to the collaboration, while Cyberview provides access to towers and building roof tops.
Speaking to pressmen after the signing ceremony, Lim said the collaboration's IoT applications will focus on smart city elements, such as intelligent street lighting, environmental managements, water gauge management, assets trackers, security systems for both homes and offices as well as smart parking solution.
"I believed by adopting the concept of Smart City living, we will improve the quality of urban living standard, safety for the citizens and efficiency of our community," said Lim.
Using LoRa technology will enable cost effective means of implementing viable and relevant IoT applications for Cyberjaya to enhance urban management, he added.
For a start, Atilze has installed two gateways in the city and other equipment on 14 buildings, which should cover half the city.
"We plan to install another two gateways to boost a full coverage in phase 2," he shared.
Meanwhile, Faris said that with the collaboration, both parties will be working together to elevate Cyberjaya towards being a "living lab" to nurture and grow IoT talents and businesses.
"We (will) invite all ecosystem partners who have ready IoT applications to work with us and integrate their applications to be LoRa enabled, and implemented on the LoRa network," he added.
Atilze is a subsidiary of Yen Global Bhd, as a platform for the latter to venture into telecommunication space.
Yen Global acquired VLT Wholesale Sdn Bhd in January this year, which is now renamed Atilze.