2021 End-of-Year Report: The Power of LoRaWAN

The LoRa Alliance developed LoRaWAN as an open standard with the idea that massive Internet of Things (IoT) scaling requires interoperable connectivity solutions and cannot be sustained by single-source systems. The Alliance, a global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), has issued a study that provides a comprehensive look at the organization’s activities and achievements throughout the past year, highlighting accomplishments that drove massive scaling. (51 pages)

Several market factors drove LoRaWAN’s rapid scaling

  • Accepted as an international standard by an independent SDO
  • Recognition of the importance of LoRaWAN’s network model flexibility, which offers public, private and hybrid network options, and ensures long-term viability and fit-for-purpose networking to serve the needs of a diverse and growing market
  • LoRaWAN coverage grew exponentially, becoming ubiquitous in 2021 with LoRaWAN networks operational in almost every country
  • Significant growth in deployments of scale that demonstrated LoRaWAN is critically important to the digital transformation of all businesses
  • Strong increase in membership, with the Alliance adding nearly 100 new members in 2021


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