What is LoRa?

LoRa (short for long range) is a spread spectrum modulation technique derived from chirp spread spectrum (CSS) technology. LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a long range, low power wireless platform that has become the de facto technology for Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide.

LoRa devices and the open LoRaWAN® protocol enable smart IoT applications that solve some of the biggest challenges facing our planet: energy management, natural resource reduction, pollution control, infrastructure efficiency, disaster prevention, and more. LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol have amassed several hundred known uses cases for smart cities, smart homes and buildings, smart agriculture, smart metering, smart supply chain and logistics, and more. With over 158 million devices connected to networks in 92 countries and growing, LoRa devices are creating a Smarter Planet.


Why LoRa?

Long Range

5km range in highly populated areas
and 15km in rural areas.

Max Lifetime

Low Power Consumption: 10-20 year life time.
Ideal for equipment with batteries.

Low Cost

- Minimal Infrastructure.  
- Low cost end-node.         
- Open source software.   


Bi-directional communication
scheduled or event driven.

High Capacity

Millions of messages per base station / gateway.


- Unique ID.                         
- End-to-end AES-128       

Telkom LoRaWAN Coverage

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