The stations provide carrier grade, long-range, two way and geolocation ready connectivity, Kerlink said.
Joke Tisaun, Proximus IoT Product Manager, said: “This new IoT network has already stimulated innovations and opened the door to new business models. This is the case for some interesting applications we support today, like measuring the fullness of glass containers in order to optimise pick-up routes and enhance customer experience.
"In addition, we launched a project with the biggest gas supplier in Belgium, where we will monitor the gas tanks of people in their homes, to improve the service they can offer to their end-customers.”
The operator has recently demonstrated how LoRa can enable industrial companies to optimise energy consumption. Tisuan added: "“For that purpose, sensors monitor the temperature, humidity, light and opening of doors, and send this information, almost in real-time. This ensures higher reliability, and improves management efficiency."
Alex Thomas, IoT Program Manager for Proximus, said: “Launching a cell-densification project in a short time after starting the deployment of our LoRaWAN network in Belgium is testimony to the positive reception and increasing use of the network by our customers."
Rival Orange Belgium has differed from its rival by choosing NB-IoT to power its Internet of Things network. Last month CTO Gabriel Flichy said it had chosen the technology because of a need to offer market differentiation and of the strength of its LTE network.