Browse Definitions :
Definition

LoRa Alliance

The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interoperability and standardization of low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies to drive implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT).

LP WANs enable machine-to-machine (M2M), industrial IoT, civic and commercial applications. LP WANs have lower costs and power requirements and longer range than mobile networks. Those advantages mean they can enable a much wider range of M2M and IoT applications, which have been constrained by budgets and power issues.

Here’s how the LoRa Alliance explains their mission:

By guaranteeing interoperability and standardization of Low Power Wide Area Networks internationally, the Alliance will consolidate the fragmented wireless space and significantly improve the ROI, which will drive large scale volumes for IoT.

The LoRa Alliance promotes its Long-Range WAN (LoRaWAN) protocol as an open global standard. According to the Alliance, LoRaWAN could provide coverage for entire cities or even countries with just a few base stations.

The Alliance has members throughout North America, Europe, Africa and Asia  including telecommunication companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), system integrators, sensor and semiconductor manufacturers. Founding members of the LoRa Alliance include IBM, MicroChip, Cisco, Semtech, Bouygues Telecom, Singtel, KPN, Swisscom, Fastnet and Belgacom.

See a brief introduction to the LoRa Alliance and the LoRaWAN protocol:

This was last updated in December 2015

Continue Reading About LoRa Alliance

SearchCompliance
  • pure risk

    Pure risk refers to risks that are beyond human control and result in a loss or no loss with no possibility of financial gain.

  • risk reporting

    Risk reporting is a method of identifying risks tied to or potentially impacting an organization's business processes.

  • chief risk officer (CRO)

    The chief risk officer (CRO) is the corporate executive tasked with assessing and mitigating significant competitive, regulatory ...

SearchSecurity
  • encryption key

    In cryptography, an encryption key is a variable value that is applied using an algorithm to a string or block of unencrypted ...

  • payload (computing)

    In computing, a payload is the carrying capacity of a packet or other transmission data unit.

  • script kiddie

    Script kiddie is a derogative term that computer hackers coined to refer to immature, but often just as dangerous, exploiters of ...

SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • fault-tolerant

    Fault-tolerant technology is a capability of a computer system, electronic system or network to deliver uninterrupted service, ...

  • synchronous replication

    Synchronous replication is the process of copying data over a storage area network, local area network or wide area network so ...

SearchStorage
Close