The LoRa Alliance is bringing its all members meeting and open house to Asia for the first time. It will be held in Seoul from 11-13 October to coincide with IoT Week Korea, and will be hosted by SK Telecom, which operates a nationwide LoRaWAN network in Korea, and sponsored by Actility, a global IoT technology provider.
The all members meeting will be held 11-12 October, and the non-members open house on 13 October. Event details and registration links can be found on the Alliance website. There will be an open marketplace in Seoul, where members will showcase their products and offer an opportunity to see presentations, network with the companies and see their demonstrations. Alliance members will also be available in the LoRa Alliance Pavilion at IoT Week Korea.
There will be an update on the specification developments, a session on LPWA in APAC, a panel on IoT applications and business models. The Alliance promises that a LoRaWAN 101 training session using development devices working on a live network will enable anyone at the event to learn how to use LoRaWAN.
The alliance claims there are more than over 60,000 people working on LoRaWAN worldwide. “There are nationwide deployment plans publicly announced for 17 countries, and there are live networks operating in more than 150 cities in the world, serving numerous IoT application verticals and delivering real-world RoI for the end customers,” it says.
“There have been more than 9,000 downloads of the open LoRaWAN specification for secure, carrier-grade low power wide area networks, which has laid the foundation for a mature and developed ecosystem. This maturity was clearly demonstrated at CTIA 2016 in Las Vegas last month, where more than 150 LoRaWAN end products and numerous gateway and network server options were showcased.”
Alliance chairman, Geoff Mulligan, said: “The LoRa Alliance is expanding its membership on a global scale. The reach of the Alliance touches almost all continents only 18 months after its launch. … This meeting in Asia demonstrates our growing member ecosystem in the region where we have over 84 members, including SK Telecom, ZTE, Softbank, Foxconn, Augteck, Gemtek, many companies making end devices, and both academic and institutional members.”