Tencent Joins the LoRa Alliance - to Build LoRaWAN Network in Shenzhen

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Tencent has joined the LoRa Alliance at the highest level, further accelerating the adoption of LoRaWAN technology.

Tencent has invested significantly in technology and applications for LoRaWAN and will support further development of the LoRaWAN ecosystem. The company also announced plans to build a LoRaWAN network in Shenzhen with local partners. Finally, it provides device-edge-cloud LoRaWAN solutions on its network for a wide variety of IoT application and end users, such as government public services.

One of the main challenges for the IoT is that use cases vary greatly depending on the application, with different types of devices being connected that must interoperate. Security and reliability represent another challenge for application deployment. The LoRaWAN protocol offers flexibility in deployment models, proven bi directional security, low cost and high efficiency, which has enabled the successful deployments of IoT solutions from device to cloud, says LoRa Alliance.

Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of LoRa Alliance
The number of relevant use cases for the IoT continues to grow with new applicationsin continuous development. Having Tencent join the LoRa Alliance is very valuablefor our ecosystem and strengthens our presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Huixing Wang, VP of Tencent Cloud
Joining the LoRa Alliance will allow us to influence LoRaWAN development, advance IoT adoption, and strengthen our cloud business by building close partnerships with other LoRaWAN vendors around the world.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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