Public LoRaWAN networks grow by 66%

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The LoRa Alliance has announced that public LoRaWAN networks have grown by 66 percent over the past three years.

LoRaWAN is an open standard for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs). The LoRa Alliance has more than 500 members like IBM, Cisco, HP, Foxconn, Semtech, Bosch and Schneider.

Deployments of LPWAN networks have been traditionally driven by mobile network operators. However, the LoRa Alliance notes that much of the recent growth “has been enabled largely by non-MNOs that are building critical dedicated infrastructure to support the expanding needs of LPWAN IoT.

“The installed base of LPWAN devices will exceed 2 billion units in 2025,” commented Steve Hoffenberg, Director and Industry Analyst at market research firm VDC Research.

Recent investments by satellite and community LoRaWAN network providers have further increased coverage.

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