LoRaWAN® technology has disrupted the IoT market by enabling the creation of different business models throughout the data exchange, from the deployment of privately owned networks to connectivity subscriptions with a LoRaWAN® operator. The collaborative nature of LoRaWAN® has fostered the emergence of global open developer communities.
In order to clearly identify all of the LoRaWAN® Networks, the LoRa Alliance® has identified adapted Network definitions.
- Global Network coverage is the global aggregation of any LoRaWAN® Network type. Here you’ll find the countries with LoRaWAN® Network activity from all business models (Ex. open community, private, or driven by an operator).
- Network Operator is any LoRaWAN® network aimed at openly monetizing connectivity or end to end services to third parties. Network Operators, who are members of the LoRa Alliance®, are considered LoRaWAN® Public Network Operators.
- LoRaWAN® Open Communities are developer communities.
- LoRaWAN® Private Networks are used by smart cities and businesses that roll out their own LoRaWAN® Networks. LoRaWAN® Private Networks are not open to third party monetization. Learn more about Private Networks here.