Because no single technology will address the billions of IoT use cases, the LoRa Alliance has engaged in a number of liaison agreements with other collaborative organizations to enhance the LoRaWAN® standard and ensure its interoperability, thereby increasing IoT services and technology integration. Such collaborations drive innovation to solve important issues, leverage an even broader range of applications and, ultimately, ensure the success of global mass IoT deployments.
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) promotes the development of Wi-Fi technology in full interoperability with other standards like LoRaWAN. With more than 20 year experience, the WBA has proved to be successful with more than 10B devices using Wi-Fi today.
The WBA mission is to enable collaboration among service providers, technology companies and organizations in the industry who share the same vision. The WBA undertakes programs and activities that aim to address business & technical issues, as well as opportunities for member companies.
The WBA work areas include advocacy, industry guidelines, trials and certification. Key programs include Next Gen Wi-Fi, 5G, IoT, Roaming, Testing & Interoperability with Work Groups led by the membership that aim to resolve standards and technical issues while supporting end-to-end services and accelerate business opportunities.
Articles, PR & Media:
Wi-Fi® & LoRaWAN® Deployment Synergies
WBA and LoRa Alliance Explore New IoT Use Cases Incorporating Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN Technologies
The DLMS User Association is a non-profit organization that develops, maintains, supports and promotes the DLMS/COSEM specification for data exchange for smart metering, smart energy management and related fields.
The Association was founded in 1997 by leading utilities and meter manufacturers. Since then, it has grown to a global organization with 300+ members from all continents and 60+ countries involving utilities, meter manufacturers, system developers and integrators, and chip manufacturers.
Articles & PR:
LoRa Alliance and DLMS User Association Bring Internet of Things to Utilities
A Solution for Successful Interoperability with DLMS / COSEM and LoRaWAN
GS1 is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the implementation of global standards to improve the efficiency, visibility and sustainability of products all around the world, and represents more than 2.5 million companies in the world. GS1 in Europe is the European collaboration platform of GS1 regrouping 49 countries in Europe and beyond, representing more than 500.000 companies in Europe.
GS1 in Europe role is to bring these companies around the table and foster collaboration in order to establish common rules and common standards. GS1 is a registered trademark of GS1 AISB.
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Near Field Communication (NFC) is a standards-based short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes your smartphones, wearables, tablets and other devices even smarter. NFC is built into more than 2 billion NFC-enabled devices and is compatible with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers deployed worldwide.
The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association whose membership draws from all parts of the NFC ecosystem. Working within the framework of the NFC Forum, member organizations share development, application, and marketing expertise to develop the best possible solutions for advancing the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which enables the lives of consumers worldwide and advances members’ business objectives.
Articles & PR:
LoRa Alliance and NFC Forum Enter Liaison to Explore Technical Cooperation for IoT Applications
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. IEEE will foster a collaborative environment that is open, inclusive, and free of bias and will continue to sustain the strength, reach, and vitality of our organization for future generations.
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.
The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members.
Poised at the intersection of the network and communications technologies, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) brings together communities of interest across — Technology, Government Affairs, Standards, and Business Performance — to shape solutions, facilitate programs, and provide products and services that enable high-speed networks and accelerate next-generation Information and Communications Technology (ICT) innovation across all markets.
With a global membership of more than 400-member companies TIA is at the center of a vibrant ecosystem of companies delivering technologies and services that is revolutionizing the way the world communicates. Our members include ICT manufacturers and suppliers, network operators and service enablers, distributors and system integrators.
IoT Connectivity Alliance (ICA) aims to unify standards for partners to swiftly connect up devices, develop applications at a low cost, and quickly reproduce solutions. ICA is market oriented and aims to build an ecosystem to diversify industry features and balance inputs and outputs. The workgroup is optimally structured to create a symbiosis between market insight, business drive, and technology evolution. While giving equal consideration to the synergy of upstream and downstream technical standards vertically and industrial standards horizontally for the industrial chain, ICA comprises industrial workgroups that provide smart city, smart campus, smart manufacturing, smart living, and smart agriculture capabilities and workgroups that set standards in the areas of edge computing, AI application, connection, LPWAN, testing, security, and data.
The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) is an organisation of governmental bodies established in 1959 that now includes national regulatory authorities from 48 European countries. ECC is part of the ECC / EC / ETSI triangle that drafts the EU regulation and naturally plays a key role for the protection, the coordination and the development of all current and future wireless applications in Europe.
In particular, ECC works on Frequency Management and Spectrum Engineering with working groups and project teams that provide an efficient organisation for cooperation and discussions with industry in order to develop regulations and policies (reports, decisions, recommendations) related to electronic communications in Europe. ECC has been central in developing efficient use of the frequencies to satisfy the requirements of the users of the radio spectrum (terrestrial and satellite, broadband and IoT…) : digital television, WiFi, 5G, satellite and of course Short Range Devices – IoT.
The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is the leading global hub for the smart water sector. A global non-profit, SWAN brings together leading international water utilities, solution providers, academics, investors, regulators, and other industry experts to accelerate the awareness and adoption of “smart,” data-driven solutions in water and wastewater networks worldwide.
The OMS-Group is comprised of 68 member companies from eighteen countries worldwide. Under the Open Metering System (OMS) specification, the industry group has developed an open, multi-vendor, interoperable communication standard for electricity, gas, thermal energy, and water meters, as well as sub-metering. With a special focus on low energy consumption, OMS specifications are extremely fit for battery powered devices.
The OMS certification program enables guaranteed plug & play interoperability. Millions of OMS certified meters/devices have been successfully deployed in Europe and around the globe.
Organizations interested in a liaison with the LoRa Alliance may send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org