The Things Network (TTN) offers free LoRaWAN IoT connectivity. A global crowd-sourced initiative, TTN LoRaWAN is now present in more than 150 countries. Over 100,000 developers are contributing to the development and evolution of the network alongside its products and solutions.
Using LoRaWAN technology and TTN cloud servers, devices can communicate with the network from up to 10 kilometres away. Low-power IoT devices such as GPS trackers, home security sensors, agricultural monitors and weather stations are amongst a few of the many technologies on TTN. The most amazing part is that connectivity is free. There is no cost of connection and anyone can use the coverage wherever it exists, allowing for LoRaWAN IoT community networks to flourish globally.
Meshed provides the hardware and infrastructure services to back council LoRaWAN networks. Councils do not need to be LoRaWAN experts when they partner with Meshed – they simply get on with deploying their use-cases and gaining the data and insights.
We offer a low power wide area network for IoT devices that’s free to use, sponsored by your community, your local council, the university and a whole range of other contributors. Anyone can put up a LoRaWAN base station antenna and provide everyone within a few kilometres free coverage. There are more than 1000 LoRaWAN points of presence in Australia with annual growth exceeding 100% pa over the last 5 years.
Entire cities, such as Albury, Ballarat, Bendigo, Dubbo, Geelong, Hobart, Newcastle, Shepparton, Toowoomba, Wollongong and many suburbs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth have large areas of free-to-access LoRaWAN coverage. Courtesy of The Things Network, Meshed and all the collaborators, these LoRaWAN IoT community networks have been made possible.