What is LoRa? LoRa has been built from the ground up to support low bit rate (0.3kbps to 11kbps), long range (2-10Km), and low power (<100x a cellular radio) applications. This makes it ideal for communication between connected devices in IoT ecosystems. In San Francisco, Orange is deploying a network on the LoRaWAN specification, an open standard communication protocol developed by a global alliance of technology partners used in combination with LoRa.
Why LoRa? LoRa is more cost effective with lower battery consumption than existing wireless networks. It’s a compelling recipe for distributed sensors, actuators, or computing devices in the Internet of Things landscape. Where existing technologies are not technically or economically adapted to the majority of IoT use cases, LoRa provides a completely new development environment specifically for IoT.
Want to get more involved? If you are building a connected object, working for a hardware accelerator, incubator, platform startup, or on a relevant project, we’d love to hear from you.
The Orange IoT Studio explores what’s possible with pervasive, affordable, low-power connectivity. Recent advances in low-bandwidth wireless technologies like LoRa are driving global changes in connectivity by making it easier and more cost effective to build and sell connected devices. Orange, the 7th largest global telecommunications carrier, has the ambition to become the number one operator for the Internet of Things.
To accomplish this vision, Orange announced a new LoRa network to support Internet of Things devices. We’re launching the Orange IoT Studio to support hardware entrepreneurs in prototyping with this promising technology. With these efforts we’re seeking to identify and support the most promising hardware IoT startups that are using LoRa.
If you are building a connected object, working for a hardware accelerator, incubator, platform startup, or on a relevant project, contact us to learn more about how we could potentially collaborate.
What do we offer? Hardware, software, network connectivity, engineering support, co-marketing, and co-development resources. Partner startups have access to:
- Co-Development Resources. Limited budget is available to help drive the development of LoRa compatible solutions.
- Engineering Support. Bright engineers will work together with you to redefine your connected device in an era of pervasive connectivity.
- Co-Marketing. Tell your story with a tier one network operator. Once we achieve something together, we’ll tell a compelling story to our corporate partners and the press.
- Network Connectivity. Access LoRa gateways installed at our San Francisco office and a LoRa network in the Bay Area (in partnership with U.S. based Senet).
- Hardware. A library including sensors, wireless LoRa modules, 3D Printers, and more.
- Software. LoRaWAN cloud services and user portals to manage connected devices.
- Network Connectivity. LoRa gateways installed at our San Francisco office and a LoRa network in the Bay Area (in partnership with U.S. based Senet).
Come collaborate with us, and together we’ll help shape the future of the Internet of Things!