IoT needs a dedicated network, I strongly feel LoRa will be it:
- 1/100 the power consumption of BLE, i.e. lasting up to 10 years
- Range: 2 km urban to 15 km rural
- Bi-directional data traffic
- Low cost nodes
- Serious Telco support announced, especially in Europe
More details in this article by Chris Downey
And it’s starting to happen this week:
Wienke Giezeman wrote:
I am really happy to announce The Things Network is going to launch Friday August 21st in Amsterdam:
We managed to crowdsource an entire LoraWAN internet of things data network in Amsterdam in 6 weeks. And the world is next.
More information can be found on our website:
On behalf of The Things Network community I invite you to come to the opening at Rockstart in Amsterdam this Friday at 13:00.
Feel free to tweet, post, shout, forward this announcement!