Kerlink is founding member of the LoRa Alliance and Board Member since its very first gathering in 2015.
LoRa Alliance – Introduction
The members of the LoRa Alliance believe that the time of the Internet of Things is now and that standardization and a strong, growing ecosystem is the only way drive volume deployments for low power wide area (LPWA) networks .These LPWA networks are projected to connect 50% of the predicted IoT volumes. The LoRa Alliance is standardizing LPWA with the LoRaWAN specification and has created a certification and compliance program to ensure interoperability. LoRaWAN end-devices will be able to be deployed in multiple networks and roam from one network to another irrespective of network infrastructure or operator.
The LoRa Alliance is the fastest growing technology Alliance; we already more than 500 members and have been operational since the end of March 2015. The members include technology leaders such as IBM, Cisco, HP, Foxconn, Semtech and Sagemcom as well as the leading product companies such as Schneider, Bosch, Diehl, and Mueller and many SME’s and Startup companies all adding significant value to the fast growing LoRaWAN ecosystem. Our members also include the largest mobile network operators who are deploying public networks using the technology.
Mission & Vision
To support and promote global adoption of the LoRaWAN standard by ensuring interoperability of all LoRaWAN products and technologies, to enable the IoT to deliver a sustainable future.
What is the goal of the LoRa Alliance?
The primary goal of the LoRa Alliance is to standardize LPWAN and through standardization enable large scale volume IoT deployments. The LoRaWAN ecosystem will enable product availability, the LoRaWAN Certification Program will ensure interoperability and both are due to our members collaborating together on the LoRaWAN standard
Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies
Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN are two of the most adopted unlicensed technologies and together they address a large proportion of IoT use cases. The approaches for these technologies are on the disruption of private-public business models and also enabling participation in 5G success.
The Wi-Fi & LoRaWAN Deployment Synergies white paper intends to demonstrate how these two widely deployed IoT Connectivity technologies can be utilized in tandem to effectively support a vast array of use cases. This paper will summarize the strengths of each technology, their individual positions in the IoT ecosystem, state their complementary nature, the way that both technologies can be easily deployed simultaneously and provide testimonials.
LoRaWAN and NB-IoT : competitors or complementary
Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) technologies are serving a need in multiple IoT markets for devices that are low cost and sustain long battery life, and networks that are low cost, cover wide areas, and can support massive numbers of connections. There are several options for LPWA connectivity, but LoRaWAN and NB-IoT have shown the most momentum and will garner the largest share of the LPWA market in the coming years. This whitepaper will examine the two technologies for their similarities and differences. It will transition to a discussion of LoRaWAN use in several vertical markets, highlighting LoRaWAN’s unique benefits. The whitepaper will conclude with the potential use cases where both LoRaWAN and NB-IoT will operate together to provide the greatest value for customers.