RAKwireless and Constanta Forge Strategic Partnership for IoT Advancement in Latin America

SHENZHEN, China, August 23, 2023 —RAKwireless, a pioneer in LPWA end-to-end solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Constanta Industrial Ltda., a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Solutions in Brazil.

The alliance is set to revolutionize the IoT landscape in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, by leveraging our combined strengths in IoT technology and manufacturing.

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds immense importance for Latin America, presenting a plethora of opportunities to enhance industries and revolutionize daily life across the region. As a rapidly growing technology, IoT's potential lies in its ability to seamlessly connect devices, enabling real-time data exchange and intelligent automation.

According to Statista, Latin America recorded 791 million total number of IoT connections in 2021 and this number is expected to increase up to 1.2 billion by 2025. By that time, IoT is projected to generate over 47 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in the region.

Established in 1952, Constanta started as a pioneer in passive components
manufacturing and evolved to become a Turnkey Electronic Contract Manufacturer and an Electronic Components Distributor. Since 2021, Constanta decided to disrupt the innovation market with the creation of the Constanta Institute of Innovation (Instituto Constanta de Inovacao). With a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility: 5,500 sqm in Atibaia city and 2,500 sqm in the Manaus Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca de Manaus) and an extensive distribution network, Constanta is a key player in the IoT sector.

By partnering with Constanta, RAKwireless will be able to tap into this potential and extend our reach in the region. By integrating RAKwireless's RAK7289V2 outdoor gateway and RAK7268V2 indoor gateway for LoRaWAN® into Constanta's portfolio, the companies can provide comprehensive solutions and build a robust nationwide LPWAN network.

The partnership will enable RAKwireless to serve a wide range of applications, including smart lighting and energy efficiency, asset tracking market, smart meters (water & gas), and soil condition sensors, catering to the smart cities, industry, health, and agricultural markets.

“The partnership between RAKwireless and Constanta is not just about expanding our market reach. It's about creating value for our customers,” says Roberval Tavares, CEO of the Constanta Group. “With Constanta's extensive manufacturing facilities, we envision potential manufacturing collaborations in Brazil. This could significantly reduce user costs and delivery times, providing our customers with a more efficient and cost-effective solution.”

“In conclusion, our partnership with Constanta is a testament to our commitment to driving IoT innovation and providing superior solutions for our customers,” adds Ken Yu, CEO of RAKwireless. “We are excited about the opportunities this partnership will bring and look forward to a fruitful collaboration. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to shape the future of IoT in Latin America.”

About RAKwireless

RAKwireless is a multinational technology company established in June 2014. Headquartered in Shenzhen, RAK is changing the IoT landscape by eliminating design complexity and accelerating time-to-market, for underserved and emerging markets, including open-source and industrial communities. Creating easy-to-deploy solutions and modular IoT products, RAKwireless is working to grow a community of system integrators, developers, and IoT solution providers, who are passionate about taking IoT solutions further than ever before.

For more information, contact us at press@rakwireless.com.

About Constanta

Key IoT facts

  • More than 0.5 million devices deployed in several areas
  • CONNEXA: An ICI startup focusing on Smart Gas, Water, and Energy meters won a contract with Brazil’s largest gas utility.
  • LAAGER: Recently acquired by the Constanta Group, Laager has massive contracts with Brazil’s largest water and sanitation utilities.
  • NEXUM: Constanta’s smart lighting and energy efficiency company with over 10 cities using their IoT photocells with a private network provided with RAKwireless infrastructure
  • SPACEVIS: A complete IoT management solution for the beef cattle market with blockchain integration for cattle lifetime tokenization and traceability

Constanta Industrial Ltda., is a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Solutions in Brazil. Contanta’s previous partnerships and acquisitions further underscore their commitment to IoT:

  • Their collaboration with Wyld, a company that offers a sensor-to-satellite module suite with LoRaWAN®, has allowed IoT sensors to communicate directly from the sensor to low earth orbit satellites or in conjunction with terrestrial LoRa networks.
  • Constanta Group’s acquisition of Laager, an IoT solution company, has positioned them as the largest IoT GROUP in Latin America. This acquisition, backed by an investment of R$ 150 million, aims to develop products and software for greater control of devices and intelligent equipment.

Constanta's GROUP commitment to becoming a reference in IoT solutions is supported by a research institute comprising doctors, masters, and engineers with exceptional technical skills.

Constanta is currently working on the introduction of new IoT products, being one of the most representative of, their project for millions of Electrical Car Chargers allowing the monitoring of consumption and remote management. Also, Constanta foresees a plan for 5G product development and deployment.

Beyond its expansion in Brazil, Constanta is developing business in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador Vietnam, and the US.