Syniverse last week announced that it’s working with LoRa Alliance members to launch the industry’s first LoRaWAN neutral roaming platform, which will interconnect currently deployed LoRaWAN networks.
Interconnecting LoRaWAN networks through Syniverse will allow unlicensed IoT technologies like Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN to work harmoniously together across global networks. It will also allow the IoT ecosystem LoRaWAN supports to scale faster because there is a common underlying infrastructure managed by a neutral third-party that allows disparate networks to harmonize. Taking this approach streamlines international rollouts, domestic network aggregation and supply chain solutions.
LoRaWAN is a leading unlicensed spectrum low-power, wide-area technology that addresses IoT use cases in more than 100 countries. While the technology powers both moving and motionless sensors, applications and devices – such as smart metering for utilities, tracking assets in supply chains, smart farming, and industry 4.0 solutions – there are hundreds of LoRaWAN public and private networks across regions that currently do not communicate effortlessly with each other.
Syniverse is leveraging its investment in enabling connectivity, roaming management and settlement services among every mobile operator on earth for the last three decades to develop a LoRaWAN hub that will allow connectivity across the ecosystem.