LoRa Alliance Enables Global IoT Roaming and Device Deployment; Convenes in China for 9th All Members Meeting Hosted by ZTE

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SUZHOU, China — The LoRa Alliance, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for internet of things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), released its latest technical specifications to kick off the organization’s 9th All Members Meeting (AMM) in Suzhou, China and hosted by ZTE.

New features in the latest specification releases include roaming and separation of back-end nodes, which will enable IoT devices to connect to and move between LPWANs around the world. This supports large-scale deployments and enables new global services such as cargo tracking. Such features are critical in the Alliance’s mission to standardize LPWANs globally and drive widespread adoption of the LoRaWAN protocol as the de facto standard for IoT connectivity.

“The importance of China in the global electronics supply chain is a key reason we are bringing the Alliance members together in Suzhou,” said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the LoRa Alliance. “With today’s specifications extending the reach of the LoRaWAN protocol, now is an ideal time to engage with our colleagues in China to address their market-specific requirements. Only through the collaboration of all of our global ecosystem in a single standard can we advance members’ interests and drive the ongoing adoption of LoRaWAN technology.”

“Here at the LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting, we can see how quickly the interest and commitment to the LoRaWAN protocol are growing in China,” said Bing Liu, CEO of platinum AMM sponsor ThingPark China. “The Ecosystem Lab and Marketplace we are launching at this AMM will help accelerate the growth of LoRaWAN specifications-based IoT in China by supporting the local ecosystem at every stage from developing and testing their products to distributing solutions to local customers and taking them to market worldwide, and we’d like to extend an invitation to any company in China that is interested in adopting, developing and marketing LoRaWAN products globally to join our ecosystem.”

For more information, visit loraalliance.org/join.