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City Establishes IoT Experiment Platform

Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the press conference for the Internet of Things (IoT) Experimental Platform on May 15. He called upon private businesses to take advantage of this opportunity to work on the latest trend.

According to the mayor, IoT is one of the latest buzzwords attracting public interest. The LoRa network plays a key role with its low frequency and long distance transmitters. Taipei City will handle the deployment of the experimental platform and invites interested enterprises to join the IoT network.

Ko explained that this is what he believes the role of the government should be – a medium to facilitate the entry of businesses and enterprises, working together to help this city grow and develop.

The mayor pointed out that several nations in Europe are now entering the trial phase of IoT. Taipei is the first city in Asia to embark on the IoT experiment, which he sees as a very innovative and creative venture. He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to Gemtek for working with the city government on this project.

In response to reporters' question on future achievements of the IoT project, Ko noted that the role of the government is to set up the platform and invite businesses to participate. As for what to expect, the mayor admitted that it is hard to predict. He stressed again that the role of the government is to help industries establish their roots in Taiwan and flourish.