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LoRa is a wireless technology developed to create the low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) required for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The technology offers a very compelling mix of long range, low power consumption and secure data transmission and is gaining significant traction in IoT networks being deployed by wireless network operators.
A network based on LoRa wireless technology can provide coverage that is greater in range compared to that of existing cellular networks. In fact, many mobile network operators have chosen to complement their existing cellular/wireless networks with a LPWAN based on LoRa technology because it is easy to plug into their existing infrastructure and also allows them to offer their customers a solution to serve more IoT battery-operated applications.
LoRa technology was originally developed by Semtech, but is now coordinated by the 300+ member LoRa Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on standardizing LoRa for IoT/M2M and creating a strong ecosystem to scale the technology. To date, the alliance has developed a global LPWAN specification, known as LoRaWAN™, to help standardize LPWANs and foster the adoption of these networks to enable IoT, M2M, smart city, and industrial applications.