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LoRa Alliance Expands to 27 Countries to Amplify Global Roaming Capabilities

By Luke Bellos January 26, 2021

The LoRa Alliance®, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN® standard for IoT services, announced that 27 countries across the world will now have full access to updated LoRaWAN roaming capabilities through multiple network operators.

Along with this announcement, the LoRa Alliance stated that the Connect EU initiative has been launched, in hopes of accelerating roaming across Europe and other participating regions.The alliance’s goal is to continuously improve roaming networks and hubs, and encourage collaboration among members.

“The LoRa Alliance continues to drive a strategy of making LoRaWAN widely accessible and easy to use,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “As of the end of 2020, we have public and private LoRaWAN networks active in more than 160 countries around the world. We also know that true global coverage is most quickly accomplished by interconnecting networks and allowing devices to seamlessly move between them—especially for logistics and tracking applications.”

The recently updated TS002-1.1.0 LoRaWAN Backend includes a number of new features, such as geolocation features for roaming devices, and public-to-private and private-to-private network peering support. Also included is a unique feature that allows a single device to be served by several networks’ gateways at once with unified coverage.

LoRaWAN roaming capability is currently available from the following LoRa Alliance members:

  • 3S in Tunisia
  • A2A in Italy
  • Charter Communications in the USA
  • Connexin in the UK
  • Czech Republic (Ceske Radiokomunikace, a.s.) in the Czech Republic
  • ER-Telecom-Domru in Russia
  • Everynet and its partners in Brazil (American Tower do Brazil), Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia), Iceland (Lysir), UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Mexico
  • Digita Oy in Finland
  • komro GmbH in Germany
  • KPN in The Netherlands
  • Lyse in Norway
  • Minol-ZENNER Group in Germany
  • MIOT Melita.io Technology GmbH in Germany
  • Netmore in Sweden
  • NNNCo in Australia
  • Objenious by Bouygues Telecom in France
  • Orange in France (Roaming is currently limited to a single partner; it will be extended to the French market in H2 2021)
  • Pingday in Sweden
  • Proximus PLC in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Senet in the USA
  • SenRa in India
  • Swisscom Ltd in Switzerland
  • Telekom Srbija in Serbia
  • VTC Digicom in Vietnam
  • Actility Roaming Hub (interconnecting 20 networks for roaming)
  • Lacuna Space (LoRaWAN satellite company)



Edited by Maurice Nagle

Editor, IoTevolutionworld

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