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Major Brands Join the LoRa Alliance at Leadership Levels


The LoRa Alliance, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), has introduced its new Sponsor and Contributor members who have joined in the past six months. Members at these levels drive the work and direction of the LoRa Alliance and development of the LoRaWAN standard.

The LoRa Alliance continues to see growth in membership across the globe from companies involved in the IoT from chip to cloud, strengthening the diversity of its member ecosystem.

New leadership members in recent months include:

Sponsor-level members are eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors, participate in voting for Board seats, participate in all committee work and have voting rights at the committee level.

  • Amazon [US]
  • Netze BW [Germany]

Contributor-level members are eligible to participate in all committee work and have voting rights at the committee level.

  • Arduino [Switzerland]
  • Dish Network [US]
  • Intel [US]
  • Interlink Electronics [US]
  • Paige Wireless [US]
  • Tata Communications [India]
  • Thingstream [Switzerland]
  • Unitymedia NRW [Germany]

Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance, said: “The LoRa Alliance supports more than 3,000 members from more than 500 companies in the development and ongoing innovation of the LoRaWAN specifications and Certification program, in addition to actively marketing the standard via news, articles, speaking and tradeshow exhibition opportunities.

“We bring together the ecosystem to partner, collaborate and share information. As an open, non-profit member-driven organization, all of our sponsor and contributor members have an equal voice and vote in defining our activities. It is a huge endorsement of the LoRa Alliance to have so many recognized global brands coming on board from all areas of the IoT ecosystem to advance our work and technology.”

Fabio Violante, CEO of Arduino, added: “Arduino is the largest open source hardware and software community in the world. For the past few years Arduino has been on a journey to make available its hardware and IoT Cloud platforms not only to makers and educators but also to enterprises, by releasing several families of connected products designed for IoT applications. In this scenario long range and low power connectivity plays a fundamental role. By joining the Lora Alliance, Arduino aims at further developing the IoT sector and contribute to the widespread adoption of LoRaWAN on a global scale.”

“Being part of the LoRa Alliance enables us to provide our customers with a choice of MQTT based connectivity options depending on their use case; this well-organized working body provides the ideal platform to collaborate,” said Neil Hamilton, Chief Business Development Officer of Thingstream.

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