Several top brands join LoRa Alliance at leadership levels

November 14, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Major brands join LoRa Alliance at leadership levels
The LoRa Alliance, the global nonprofit association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), has announced that several major brands have joined the organization as new Sponsor and Contributor members 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 latest additions, says the organization, confirm continued momentum for LoRaWAN as the global de facto LPWAN standard.

New Sponsor-level members include Amazon and German energy distributor Netze BW GmbH, while new Contributor-level members include Arduino SA, Dish Network, Intel, Tata Communications and more. 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, while Contributor-level members are eligible to participate in all committee work and have voting rights at the committee level.

"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," says Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. "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."

Nick Lechner, Manager of the LoRaWAN Project, Netze BW adds, "As the operator of energy networks in Baden-Württemberg, we want to use LoRaWAN both for smart utility use cases and to provide capacities especially for Smart City applications. Being a member of the LoRa Alliance supports us in implementing our plans."

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