Find out how an open and pragmatic approach led the creation of a global LoRaWAN network that operates in 151 countries, has over 18,000 gateways and is supported by over 100,000 developers.
In today’s podcast, we are going to discuss one of the technologies that underpins the Internet of Things – Low Power Wide Area Network, or LPWANS for short. And more specifically, we are going to take a look at LoRa – one of the leading LPWAN technologies.
01:20 What is The Things Network?
05:25 What has led to your impressive growth – to the point where you are now in 151 countries, have a community of over 100,000 developers and have deployed 18,000 LoRaWAN gateways worldwide?
08:10 The Things Network has grown into a global LoRaWAN network – wouldn’t it have been easier to leverage existing mobile networks than trying to build your own?
- The “Moving Forward, Looking Backward” paradigm
11:00 What are some of the top LoRa use cases that are driving adoption?
16:40 How creating a collaborative LoRaWAN network led to the creation of The Things Conference – the world’s largest LPWAN conference.
- 1500 attendees, 61 countries
- Sponsors included AWS, Microsoft, Semtech & ST Micro
- All the videos from the event can be found here
20:00 What’s next? The Things ________?
25:00 IoT has not lived up to the hype. What has held the industry back from reaching its potential?
28:00 Narrowband IoT, or NB-IoT, has exploded in China, but had sluggish growth elsewhere. What has hindered it’s growth outside of China?
32:55 What’s the best IoT solution you have ever seen?
34:00 Final question – about What is FEBO – and do you still eat there?
- Spoiler alert – he’s a fan of “bamischijf”
Find out more
Connect with Wienke: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wienke/
The Things Network: www.thethingsnetwork.org
The Things Industries: https://www.thethingsindustries.com
The Things Conference: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/conference/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv85CXnZUXEKnlZpQapTAwQ