LoRa Alliance® End of Year Report 2020

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We also updated the Regional Parameters RP2-1.0.2 to include long range – frequency hopping spread spectrum (LR- FHSS) rates, which can increase network capacity significantly in certain scenarios compared to standard data rates, allowing greatly increased scale on the same network footprint. The new rates will also decrease management and deployment costs of networks, as fewer gateways are required. Finally, we introduced zero-touch LoRaWAN Device Identi- fication QR Codes for Automated Onboarding . The use of new QR codes for device provisioning simplifies and acceler- ates LoRaWAN network management by carrying all required identification information to add devices to a network. The simple fact is that zero-touch is critical to achieving massive IoT and it will continue to be a major focus for the LoRa Alliance next year. Our ecosystem has also been hard at work

other radio technologies are also beginning to proliferate in the market. And for those that are entering the IoT space and have learned how critical LoRaWAN can be to enabling their IoT use cases but aren’t sure where to get started, a wide variety of easy-to-use, off-the-shelf LoRaWAN starter kits are global- ly available in the market. Created by several of our member companies, these starter kits enable an individual or company to set up a LoRaWAN network and see data from their unique use case within hours – if not minutes! These types of mem- ber-driven solutions pave the way for greater LoRaWAN adop- tion globally. In short, we are ready for the future. Looking ahead to 2021, LoRaWAN will continue to drive new IoT use cases, focused on the health and safety of the public, environmental sustainability and business automation.

“WE have the power… Our power comes from our massive global ecosystem that collaborates to achieve both business and social goals.”

advancing infrastructure, products and solutions to make LoRaWAN more accessible than ever before. For example, we’ve seen significant activity enabling IoT use cases in remote areas

via the combination of LoRaWAN and satellite. We’ve seen strong member collaboration to support roaming, which is already available in countries around the globe. Members have implemented device-to-cloud infrastructure to make

“The opportunity is in our hands. And it’s up to all of us.”

“When we work together... incredible things happen.”

it easier than ever to get solutions up and running. Multi-RAN architectures that combine LoRaWAN and

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