If you didn’t make it to the LoRa Alliance™ 10th All Members Meeting & Open House in Vancouver, Canada this week, not to worry. We are recapping some of the action here!
At the conclusion of the evening’s events on June 6, Marc Pégulu, Semtech’s Vice President and General Manager of its Wireless and Sensing Products Group, and Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) subject matter expert, presented his keynote on mass adoption of LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN®-based networks. The key takeaways from his presentation, an update on the rapid global adoption of LoRa-based devices and the LoRaWAN open standard, can be found below:
Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) for the internet of things (IoT) is a groundbreaking platform enabling a smarter planet. Public and private networks leverage LoRa Technology to connect virtually any connected devices together, facilitating applications that make living and conducting business easier and smarter. The LoRa Alliance is an open non-profit association of more than 500 member companies that are devoted to the promotion of the LoRaWAN protocol and its continued success becoming the de facto leader powering the IoT.
LoRa: By the Numbers
- To date, the LoRa Alliance has announced 83 public network operators in 57 countries
- The development pipeline is full: The total number of countries actively developing LoRaWAN networks exceeds 100
- In the last 12 months, the number of LoRaWAN operators has doubled from 40 to 80, with more than 90 operators expected by the end of 2018
- The LoRaWAN footprint is projected to increase substantially through interconnection between public and private networks and dense network coverage
- According to business IHS Markit, more than 40% of all LPWAN public network connections are expected to be LoRa-based devices and represent the premier LPWAN solution in 2019
- By 2019, over 200,000 LoRa gateways should be deployed, providing the capacity to support over 1 billion end nodes
- In early 2019, deployed LoRa end nodes are projected to exceed 80 million units
Real-World Use Cases
- Currently there are over 50 million connected LoRa-based devices, growing at >100% CAGR
- With millions of units of LoRa-enabled devices shipped globally for smart metering, this vertical is growing at 30% five-year CAGR
- LoRa-based devices help reduce overhead by over 30% for manufacturing & logistics applications
- With an annual growth rate >100%, smart buildings and homes in Europe leverage LoRa Technology to improve efficiency and safety
- Commercial farms utilize LoRa Technology to monitor soil and water usage, resulting in water usage reduction of up to 30%
- By leveraging the LoRaWAN ecosystem and rapid network coverage, use case applications in major markets and key geographies are scaling rapidly
LoRa Technology at Home
- The LoRaWAN picocell gateway is enabling the business to consumer (B2C) market to emerge, demonstrated by a variety of use cases:
- Home insurance incentives for prevention, peace of mind and reduced risk facilitated by LoRa-enabled sensors in smart homes
- Termite infestation detection and control facilitated by LoRa Technology’s indoor and outdoor connectivity features
- In home applications, LoRa Technology delivers what Zigbee, Cellular and WiFi cannot: simple installation, coverage both indoor and out and a long lasting low-power battery
- The LoRaWAN ecosystem is scaling rapidly to fuel increased use cases in B2C markets, such as adoptions by such providers as Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Comcast's MachineQ
Semtech’s LoRa Tag™ Disrupts Market
- Semtech is further disrupting IoT with LoRa Tag by enabling single-use and ephemeral applications
- Single use applications for LoRa Tag are targeted to reach consumer applications such as print media consumer behavior, tamper-proof smart packaging, real-time parcel or luggage tracking, perishable food quality monitoring for food safety
- Semtech continues innovating around LoRa Technology, both within wireless radio frequency product lines and in other Semtech product lines, such as the LinkCharge 20 Series wireless charging platform
Use cases have proven the need for simple sensor solutions. These capture data which can fuel analytic platforms. There are new use cases emerging every day, ranging from water protection to energy sustainability to parking management, and Semtech’s LoRa Technology is the flexible and scalable IoT platform of choice. LoRa Technology is uniquely positioned to feed the data demanded by artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms. By leveraging an established infrastructure, LoRa Technology addresses the market and technology gap for an IoT platform that’s easy to deploy and features long-range, low-power capabilities and a multi-year battery life. There are increased opportunities for network operators to capture services beyond connectivity. Semtech’s LoRa Technology has become the obvious choice among LPWAN IoT solutions.
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