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The LoRa Alliance® is an open, nonprofit association that has grown to more than 500 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming the largest and fastest-growing alliance in the technology sector. Its members closely collaborate and share experiences to promote and drive the success of the LoRaWAN® protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, LoRaWAN® has already been deployed by major mobile network operators globally, with continuing wide expansion into 2019 and beyond.
The LoRa Mission
To support and promote global adoption of the LoRaWAN® standard by ensuring interoperability of all LoRaWAN® products and technologies, to enable the IoT to deliver a sustainable future.
LoRa Alliance Membership
LoRa Alliance members come from organizations of all types around the world addressing all aspects of the ecosystem. Members include multi-nationals telecommunication companies, equipment manufacturers, system integrators, sensor manufacturers, entrepreneurial start-ups and semi-conductor companies. In the Americas, APAC and EMEA, our members develop, deploy and use the technology across countries and continents, driving the implementation of the Internet of Things. The LoRa Alliance® is an organisation with membership addressing the need of the individual company and is divided into a sponsor, contributor and an adopter levels.
Will CIoT or other LTEM variants in 3GPP eventually replace LoRaWAN?
LoRaWAN® is a compliment to the LTE variations and serves different application segments. They are not competing for the same applications. Operators are deploying networks now in the unlicensed band because they have the supporting business cases now, and 3GPP standardization is still a few years away. If you look five years down the road there will be LPWA solutions in the licensed and unlicensed bands. The operators will offer services in cellular M2M, licensed band LPWA, and unlicensed band LPWA and price segment the different categories with the quality of service (QoS) to maximize revenue and licensed band usage.