Public LoRaWAN networks grow by 66% over three years

The LoRa Alliance has announced that public LoRaWAN networks have grown by 66 percent over the past three years.

Public LoRaWAN Networks Grow 66% in 3 Years
The LoRa Alliance reports that public LoRaWAN networks have grown 66% over the past three years.
LoRaWAN is an open standard for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things. The LoRa Alliance has more than 500 members, including IBM, Cisco, HP, Foxconn, Semtech, Bosch, and Schneider, and has been driving the expansion of the LoRaWAN ecosystem since 2015.

Traditionally, LPWAN deployments have been driven by mobile network operators. However, LoRa Alliance says much of its recent growth has been made possible “by building a dynamic, dedicated infrastructure to support the growing demands of the LPWAN IoT.”
The LoRa Alliance sees the growth of various LoRaWAN networks, including public, community, satellite, and private network approaches, as well as hybrid network approaches, as a key differentiator. “The number of LPWAN devices installed will exceed 2 billion by 2025,” said Steve Hoffenberg, director and industry analyst at VDC Research, a market research firm.

“LoRaWAN’s low-cost gateway, adaptability to public and private networks, and satellite capabilities make it uniquely positioned to provide connectivity to the widest range of devices and locations, helping to drive the growth of the LPWAN market.”