Syniverse Building Industry’s First LoRaWAN® Neutral Roaming Hub to Boost IoT Uptake

BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IoT–At the LoRa Alliance’s annual members meeting in Berlin, Syniverse,
the world’s most connected company, today announced it’s working with
LoRa Alliance members to launch the industry’s first LoRaWAN®
neutral roaming platform, which will interconnect currently deployed
LoRaWAN® networks.

Interconnecting LoRaWAN® networks through Syniverse will
allow unlicensed internet of things (IoT) technologies like Wi-Fi and
LoRaWAN® to work harmoniously together across global
networks. It will also allow the IoT ecosystem LoRaWAN®
supports to scale faster because there is a common underlying
infrastructure managed by a neutral third-party that allows disparate
networks to harmonize. Taking this approach streamlines international
rollouts, domestic network aggregation and supply chain solutions.

LoRaWAN® is a leading unlicensed spectrum low-power,
wide-area technology that addresses IoT use cases in more than 100
countries. While the technology powers both moving and motionless
sensors, applications and devices – such as smart metering for
utilities, tracking assets in supply chains, smart farming, and industry
4.0 solutions – there are hundreds of LoRaWAN® public and
private networks across regions that currently do not communicate
effortlessly with each other.

Syniverse is leveraging its investment in enabling connectivity, roaming
management and settlement services among every mobile operator on earth
for the last three decades to develop a LoRaWAN® hub that
will allow connectivity across the ecosystem. Presently processing more
than four billion billable transactions daily, settling more than $15
billion USD annually, and connecting nearly 800 mobile operators today,
Syniverse is a neutral host that will enable the LoRa ecosystem to
unlock its full potential.

Enabling roaming for LoRaWAN® via a hub aligns with
Syniverse’s multi-access
IoT technology strategy
of transitioning to next-generation
networks, including 5G, which will also require interoperability with
legacy networks in order for companies to host services including IoT,
blockchain and others. Syniverse has already successfully demonstrated
LoRaWAN® connectivity over its global,
secure IoT network
in the Syniverse
Innovation Lab
.

Syniverse will start interconnection tests with LoRaWAN®
network operators later this year, aiming to open interconnection
services by the end of 2019.

Those interested in joining the hub can contact Syniverse here.

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Supporting Quotes

  • John Wick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service
    Provider Group, Syniverse

    “Syniverse is the world’s most
    connected company, and for more than three decades, it’s unlocked
    roaming value for mobile operators around the world. Our expansion to
    LoRaWAN aligns with Syniverse’s 5G strategy. We will use our strengths
    and capabilities on cellular and Wi-Fi to launch a LoRaWAN roaming
    platform. This service will be a neutral, carrier-grade
    interconnection platform for the entire LoRaWAN ecosystem with aim to
    support massive interconnections, simplify business processes,
    increase agility and further unlock the full potential LoRaWAN®
    through roaming.”
  • Stephane Allaire, CEO, Objenious by Bouygues Telecom
    “We
    are pleased to support Syniverse in forming a hub for LoRaWAN roaming.
    Since we are a founder of the Lora Alliance, Objenious has always been
    a leader for LoRaWAN development, creating the first nationwide
    network in France, signing the first LoRaWAN roaming agreement between
    a carrier, and now supporting Syniverse. It’s a big step forward for
    LoRaWAN and a strong signal to our customers all around the world that
    shows LoRaWAN is now global and supports strong business development
    and thought leadership on LPWAN.”
  • Fredrik Smoes, Director of Marketing, New Business and Innovation,
    Euro Pool Group

    “To enable us to effectively trace our assets
    across our vast European networks, cross-border connectivity is a
    must. Euro Pool Group is the largest logistics service provider of
    reusable standard packaging in Europe and a common LoRaWAN
    infrastructure will support our Euro Pool System (EPS) trays and La
    Palette Rouge (LPR) pallets we offer at optimum reliability,
    sustainability and efficiency in the supply chain.”
  • Yannick Delibie, Kerlink Co-founder and CTIO, Kerlink Inc.
    “A
    roaming hub platform delivered and orchestrated by a world-leading
    specialist like Syniverse, is another major step forward to position
    unlicensed LPWAN as a relevant answer for massive IoT. Syniverse’s
    role as a trusted third-party, will definitely boost the ability to
    seamlessly interconnect the LoRaWAN networks of mobile operators,
    public and industrial players, and cities. Kerlink is an early LoRaWAN
    supporter and a market-leading provider of industrial-grade IoT
    network solutions, which is why we are excited to support this
    initiative for the benefit of our customers worldwide.”
  • Milos Mastnik, CCO, Ceske Radiokomunikace (CRA)
    “As the
    leading provider of television, radio and internet infrastructure, as
    well as the biggest LoRaWAN network coverage provider for IoT in the
    Czech Republic, the CRA fully supports the roaming hub launch being
    led by Syniverse that will open doors to mutual work across global
    networks and as another strategic step to further IoT development.”
  • Dan Mathers, President and CEO of eleven-x
    “Enabling
    roaming connectivity across networks that are owned and managed by
    different operators will improve the return-on-investment for
    LoRaWAN-based solutions. Having access to a seamless, carrier-grade
    solution will help LoRaWAN network operators continue to extend their
    reach by opening exciting new opportunities for global low-power IoT
    application deployments. For eleven-x, this means not only being able
    to provide solutions across North America, but worldwide.”

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