[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] Inmarsat has become a member of the LoRa Alliance, an international non-profit organization founded in 2015 to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Members of the Lora Alliance seek to guarantee interoperability between operators in order to make LoRaWAN an open global standard for IoT applications worldwide. Inmarsat will provide the LoRa ecosystem with satellite connectivity to enable the deployment of solutions anywhere an object or device needs to be connected.
"Inmarsat is the first global satellite operator to join us. Their expertise and know-how in delivering mission critical mobile communication services to businesses and institutions worldwide will be a great asset to further develop the LoRaWAN ecosystem," said Olivier Hersent, CEO and CTO of Actility.
In a January interview with Via Satellite, LoRa Alliance Chairman Geoff Mulligan said the organization was very interested in having satellite operators join. LPWANs connect devices over large regions, and satellite can play a role by backhauling data.