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LoRa in a nutshell

Deploying the IoT on a massive scale cannot be accomplished within a one-size-fits-all approach. With verticals ranging from smart cities and industry to retail, logistics and wearables, every use case must have the right connectivity.

Low-Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are an energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative to cellular networks for transmitting small data packets from battery-powered sensors and devices over a long range. Among the available LPWA standards, Orange has adopted a proven solution for various B2B IoT use cases: LoRaWAN™, based on LoRa® technology.

LoRa in a nutshell

An open-standard LPWA technology

Networks & devices available now
Specifications of LoRaWAN™ MAC by LoRa Alliance
Interoperability via LoRa Alliance & Orange certification programs
Ongoing large-scale deployment in France
Regional bands: Europe (868 MHz), Asia (923 MHz) & USA (915 MHz)
Supported by a growing worldwide ecosystem

Key strengths of the LoRa® standard

Lowest power consumption
Low-cost modules
Long-range & deep-indoors coverage
Dedicated deep indoor via nano gateways
Bi-directional (250 bps-50 kbps)
Geolocation
Fast & easy network rollout
Native end-to-end encryption

Key verticals and use cases

Smart city

  • Connected rest area
  • Smart city deployment in Grenoble
Smart industry

  • Asset tracking
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Supply chain
Agriculture

  • Soil monitoring
  • Humidity/temperature tracking
Smart home

  • Metering (water, energy)
  • Security
Retail

  • Logistics

The growing LoRa ecosystem

A growing number of players are adopting the LoRaWAN™ standard, including mobile operators, device makers and hardware providers to cover multiple IoT verticals. This cross-industry support, through the LoRa Alliance, has enabled the commercial launch of LoRa networks in more than 25 countries.

You should know: LoRa Alliance initiatives on the normalization of roaming and interconnection between members’ LoRaWAN™ networks enabled, in early 2018, the first successful field tests of actual roaming between nationwide public IoT networks, led by Orange, KPN and Actility.

Connect to the Orange LoRa network in France

  • National coverage in France – find out your address coverage here
  • 130+ B2B customers
  • Full national LoRa coverage in France planned for end-2017
  • 3 months of free access to the LoRa network in France with the IoT Connect Low Power offer

Start developing for LoRa with Orange

Start prototyping with LoRa

  • Device starter kit
  • 3 months LoRa connectivity
  • 3 months Live Objects access