Supplier of wireless smart city solutions, eleven-x, has announced it is extending its partnership with SaskTel to optimise information and communications technology networks in Saskatchewan.
Under the multi-year agreement, eleven-x will continue to manage and operate SaskTel’s network of LoRaWAN gateways, and SaskTel will also resell eleven-x’s wireless sensors and solutions to advance the province’s smart city initiatives.
With decades of experience in their respective industries, the expanded partnership between eleven-x and SaskTel will significantly improve current and future telecommunications networks in Saskatchewan.
“We’re pleased to continue our relationship with eleven-x as we work together to provide a diverse range of next-gen solutions while optimising innovative technology and delivering an exceptional quality of service and experience to our customers,” said Doug Burnett, President and CEO of SaskTel.
Last year, eleven-x provided support in the deployment of LoRaWANnetworks, a low power technology solution, to facilitate the development of smart cities in Saskatchewan. The benefits of this network include a longer battery life for sensors, near-zero maintenance and reduced upkeep and ownership costs.
Some of the smart city solutions that are near implementation in Saskatchewan include, waste management, soil monitoring, asset tracking, people counting, environmental monitoring, AMI water metering and indoor air quality monitoring. Cities currently participating in solution pilots include Regina, Saskatoon, Meadow Lake, Melfort and Moose Jaw.
eleven-x utilises battery powered sensors that last for 10 or more years to provide solutions that offer secure connectivity via a multi-use network, as well as device management capabilities and analytics via integration with city data platforms and customized dashboards.
SaskTel has a goal of raising the standards for connecting people through smart technologies, SaskTel offers a wide range of ICT products and services needed to compete and succeed on a local, national, and global scale.
This partnership is expected to reshape the telecommunications and IoT landscape in Saskatchewan, laying the groundwork for future expansion and development. It provides an opportunity to provide top-tier telecommunications services and integrated Smart City solutions that will produce a significant return on investment.
“eleven-x is very happy to combine our resources and expertise with SaskTel to accelerate adoption of smart city technologies in Saskatchewan. Working together, the provision of a carrier-grade LoRaWAN wireless network, along with industry leading smart city solutions deployed on that network, will ensure that cities are enabled with optimised, cost-effective solutions with long battery life,” shared Dan Mathers, CEO and President of eleven-x.
“Expanding this partnership is a major step in creating efficient and connected cities and will lead to superior social and financial outcomes for communities.”