KPN wants Lora network already in the second quarter of 2016 nationwide

Jan

28

2016

KPN is accelerating the construction of its Lora network for internet-of-things-applications. Initially it was planned to end in 2016 in the Netherlands to have a nationwide network, but according to the new plans should already be the case in the second quarter.

According to KPN there is so much demand for the Lora network, which has decided to make the network faster nationwide. In October 2015 announced KPN plans for the network, and in November it went live in The Hague and Rotterdam. In the coming months, the existing provider ‘mobile radio sites’ features Lora gateways and antennas. In the second quarter of 2016 the network must be nationwide.

Customers and interested parties from KPN would ask for a nationwide network, as this would provide more opportunities to use technology optimally. If the Lora-network has nationwide coverage, for example, it can be used for location tracking. According to KPN is such a localization tool available in mid-2016.

A manufacturer of street furniture, HR Group, says Lora network in the near future to want to use for example remotely see which street lights are broken or which benches in the park are popular. KPN says that more than a hundred parties are currently conducting tests on the Lora network.

Besides KPN Network The Things work in the Netherlands on an Lora network. Among other already has coverage in Amsterdam, Groningen, Eindhoven and Antwerp. This involves an open source network, which is accessible for free. In Belgium, working alongside both Wireless Network The Things Things like Proximus to Lora networks.

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