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Tencent Joins LoRa Alliance; Announces Shenzhen LoRaWAN Network

August 01, 2018 / Ken Briodagh

In a recent release, The LoRa Alliance, a global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide area networks (LPWANs), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a Chinese provider of internet value-added services, announced that Tencent has joined the LoRa Alliance at the highest level. This news coincides with the IOTE 2018 event in Shenzhen. “The number of relevant use cases for the IoT continues to grow with new applications in continuous development,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman, LoRa Alliance. “Projections for China’s IoT market are significant, and LoRaWAN is very well positioned in the LPWAN space. Having Tencent join the LoRa Alliance is very valuable for our ecosystem and strengthens our presence in the Asia-Pacific region.” “It is clear that LPWANs are essential for the IoT technology and applications, and the market is quickly growing in China, especially in areas like government public...