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Benefits of Joining the LoRa Alliance®: A LoRaWAN® Vendor View

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History of TEKTELIC

TEKTELIC was formed at the beginning of 2009 from the Nortel wireless Basestation develop

ment team, prior to the Ericsson buyout of the Nortel wireless business unit. From 2009 to 2016, TEKTELIC focused on the development of 3G and 4G Basestation solutions and high-performance Radios for wireless network operators, other specialized solutions, and defense applications. Today, some TEKTELIC products are used for the control of high-speed trains, to provide high bandwidth wireless connection to business jets, and to create wireless infrastructure in very remote areas.

 

Emergence into the Internet of Things

During 2015, TEKTELIC evaluated a number of LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to expand its business, and at the beginning of 2016 joined the LoRa Alliance® because it maintains the open standard LoRaWAN® protocol. Specifically, we liked:

 

1.   LoRaWAN’s performance compared to other LPWANs

2.   The growing ecosystem of partners

3.   The LoRa Alliance development scope and plan of records

 

Unlike other Internet of Things standards and initiatives, the LoRa Alliance has successfully established membership of over 400 international companies representing developers, network operators, enterprises, system integrators, manufacturers, certification bodies, analysts and even marketing agencies. It is a well-managed organization, just like the cellular 3GPP, but with a stronger focus on global IoT deployments.     

 

Strengths of the LoRa Alliance®

There are many rich benefits available to members of the LoRa Alliance ranging from market development and promotion to technical consultation and even opportunities to help drive the overall technology and ecosystem forward.

 

Becoming a member of the LoRa Alliance expands your organization’s market reach for your LoRaWAN products and solutions by expanding your brand visibility, increasing your authority, credibility and reputation in the market and, of course, by acting as a natural matchmaking entity as you become connected directly with other LoRaWAN technology players who are primed to become partners and customers.

 

Join the Ecosystem: As a LoRa Alliance member you have direct access to potential partners and customers in the LoRaWAN space through organized working groups, regional and industry focused committees and sponsored events. The LoRa Alliance also coordinates their own exhibitions to give members an opportunity to meet with industry leaders from around the world in providing thought leadership and showcasing innovative LoRaWAN solutions to promote the LoRaWAN standard.

 

This year, their inaugural event - The LoRaWAN World Expo will be held in Paris, July 6-9, 2022 and is a highly recommended event to attend for both LoRaWAN & IoT enthusiasts.

 

Marketing Support: The LoRa Alliance will help you expand your marketing reach through promotion, sponsored events, and content publication such as press releases, success stories, white papers and interviews. As one of the fastest growing industry alliances in the IoT space, LoRa Alliance members benefit from increased visibility of both their brand and their solutions. 

 

Drive the Evolution of LoRaWAN Standard: Joining the LoRa Alliance gives you the opportunity to influence the evolution of the LoRaWAN protocol specification and standard. Members introduce new features, influence and suggest regional parameters, help to define the LoRaWAN security standard, and drive the mass certification standards to ensure all LoRaWAN deployments adhere to the common standard. 

 

Authority and Reputation: Becoming a member of the LoRa Alliance gives potential customers the confidence that the IoT solutions you offer adhere to the global standard for secure networking and are interoperable with the solutions being offered by other ecosystem partners. The LoRa Alliance certification program also establishes credibility of the products and solutions being offered.

 

Join the LoRa Alliance®

LoRaWAN has taken a leading position globally in the unlicensed spectrum because of its Open Standard for secure Carrier Grade IoT LPWAN Networks, technical performance and LoRa Alliance championship in the technology sector. Thanks to the strength of the LoRa Alliance, LoRaWAN has been adopted globally in a short amount time, deploying over 160 public networks and 1000’s of enterprise networks and solutions and spurring 100’s of global vendors and solution providers to develop Gateways, Devices, Applications to address the growing market needs.

 

About TEKTELIC

TEKTELIC, a global leader of End-to-End IoT Products and Solutions, works to perfect the deployment of IoT Networks and Solutions for the best efficiency, high reliability, cost-effectiveness, and ease of operation. TEKTELIC IoT solutions are designed to work out-of-the-box with little to no prior technical expertise from the end-user.

 

TEKTELIC is a LoRa Alliance Sponsor member.

 

For additional information, visit https://tektelic.com/

 

Tektelic

 

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