INTRODUCTION | The Power of LoRaWAN ®
scale. Updates to the LoRaWAN Link Layer Specification v1.0.4 Package focused on ensuring that it would provide every element needed for easy development, certification testing, and deployment. The specification is now delivered as a complete package, and will further accelerate mass IoT and support our members and end-users as they roll out LoRaWAN solutions worldwide.
As I look back on 2020, the year was simply without prece- dent. It saw the greatest acceleration of digital transformation and automation in history. As the world looks to emerge from COVID-19, the reality that this will not be the last pandemic remains—and this means that every person, company and government must be better prepared to manage unpredictable and rapidly shifting landscapes. In 2020, our members truly delivered the Power of LoRaWAN ® to address a multitude of global challenges. I cannot state strongly enough how proud I am of the LoRa Alliance ® ecosys- tem and what our members achieved to make their communi- ties, businesses and the world at large safer and more produc- tive. Members quickly jumped to action to bring solutions to market as COVID-19 spread , showing how rapidly LoRaWAN can be deployed and bring value to meet the world’s challeng- es. Our members were also very active in the LoRaWAN for Good campaign, developing LoRaWAN solutions to support the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. As 2020 was the LoRa Alliance’s 5th anniversary, I also want to extend my gratitude to all of our members who have invested significant time and energy to develop the LoRaWAN standard, certification program and market awareness. In particular, our founding members deserve recognition for all of their sweat and equity over the long haul to get us to this inflection point. Thanks to our members’ hard work, LoRaWAN is now rec- ognized as the market-leading, industry-standard technology for low-power wide-area networking. The LoRa Alliance and LoRaWAN standard have come a long way during our orga- nization’s first five years. The achievements of our members and improvements in the standard have laid the foundation for LoRaWAN deployments to truly explode in 2021. Regarding the LoRaWAN standard, one of our major goals as an alliance has been focused on taking steps to achieve zero-touch deployments, which are needed to enable mass
Donna Moore, CEO & Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance ®
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