Kerlink (AKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Microlink, a South American telecommunications distributor, are teaming up to bring LoRaWAN® networks to the growing IoT markets in Colombia and Peru.
The agreement includes local distribution and support for Kerlink’s LoRaWAN® connectivity solutions, including design, operation and management of private Internet of Things networks, and expands Microlink’s portfolio of products aimed at strengthening its value offer for the transport and logistics, electricity, agriculture, water, metering, smart-building and smart-city segments.
Kerlink’s complete portfolio of LoRaWAN® network solutions includes industrial-grade network equipment, equipment for the network core, passive elements of telecommunications, and management-and-operation software supported by Kerlink’s engineers. This combination will allow Microlink to develop technological applications for the rapid deployment of low-cost IoT networks to help customers operate efficiently, while conserving natural resources.
“If today we are able to measure the use of these resources via the IoT, then we have the responsibility to optimize their consumption for the benefit of the planet,” said Gerardo Jimenez, Microlink’s sales director. “By maintaining a good communications channel with Kerlink, we will ensure that we efficiently coordinate the best possible products and solutions, including complete solutions for vertical markets, LoRa infrastructure, device management and professional services for Colombia and Peru.”
“With more than 35 years of telecom-services experience, Microlink brings valuable knowledge of telecom and enterprise sectors and specialized technical sales and integration expertise that is especially suited for customers’ new IoT projects,” said Carlos Briceno, vice president of Kerlink Americas. “With this partnership, Microlink also is equipped to offer full LoRaWANTM solutions in its markets, which will expand Kerlink’s footprint in South America.”