“Long Range Wide Area Network” or LoRaWAN is a low-power, wide area networking protocol that is capable of wirelessly connecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices (and other battery-operated “things”) over long distances. LoRaWAN uses low power and low bandwidth to transmit data, which is super ideal for IoT devices and sensors that are spread out over a wider area and require more coverage for communication (and without needlessly consuming too much energy). According to data from Senet, “if deployed correctly, LoRaWAN is capable of supporting critical infrastructure and essential IoT business applications in the utility, municipal and enterprise markets, for example, and at massive scale.”
Enter national LoRaWAN network operator Everynet. This month, Everynet announced its partnership with the renowned Amazon Web Services (AWS).
To offer LoRaWAN connectivity on its carrier-grade networks around the globe.
This Everynet-AWS collaboration has the cherry-picked best of Everynet’s neutral-host LoRaWAN networks and AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, a fully managed LNS (LoRaWAN Network Server) that enables customers to wirelessly connect devices to AWS that use LoRaWAN protocol. (Much easier, in this circumstance.) AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, per Amazon, “eliminates the undifferentiated development work and the operational burden required to set up and manage an LNS and associated infrastructure.” It also reduces gateway and device onboarding friction, expedites IoT applications, and is cost-effective for scaling LoRaWAN device fleets.
Additional benefits of this match-made-in-connectivity-heaven partnership include a reduced time-to-deployment from months to mere minutes (thus an expediated time-to-revenue strategy, as well) and connectivity with ultra-simplified billing without long-term resource investment.
Everynet co-founder and CTO, Vitaly Kleban, emphasized the profound accessibility this collaboration brings, stating that it "simplifies and reduces the expense of connecting wireless devices to the cloud at scale."
Yasser Alsaied, Vice President of IoT at AWS, also highlighted the growing popularity of LoRaWAN for IoT deployments requiring long range and low power consumption. “LoRaWAN network operators are building new types of public infrastructure to meet future IoT networking requirements,” Alsaied said. “Enabling our customers to deploy LoRaWAN devices using public networks not only reduces deployment efforts, but also brings new business opportunities for our customers. Working with Everynet was the natural next step for us as we expand our efforts to support the LoRaWAN landscape.”
Take Quext, a provider of smart multi-unit dwelling technology. As it turns out, Quext is actually already using AWS IoT Core and Everynet LoRaWAN connectivity for its device operations that enable building managers and residents to control smart door locks and thermostats through a single application.
Quext CTO, Tray Johnson, expressed that access to Everynet LoRaWAN network globally through AWS IoT Core is “such an efficient and immediate way" to achieve their goal of cost-effective and streamlined connectivity via smarter tech.
Edited by Greg Tavarez