Everynet offers LoRaWan access through AWS IoT Core

  • October 4, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Operator Everynet is offering connectivity access to its LoRaWan through AWS IoT Core.

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan is a fully managed network server that lets users connect wireless devices to the LoRaWan protocol for low-power, long-range wide area network connectivity with Amazon Web Services. Now, those users can seamlessly connect devices at scale to the cloud without having to deploy and manage the radio networking infrastructure. This eliminates the need to build out and manage dedicated LoRaWans.

Dutch firm Everynet is providing access through AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan immediately to AWS customers across its national LoRaWan footprint in the USA and the UK.

“We’ve been pleased at the broad range of industries and use cases that participated in public preview,” said Gabriel Nave, vice president at Everynet. “It’s amazing how many different types of companies are finding tangible, real-world success using LoRaWan technology. With network access now generally available, we’re confident even more companies will realise the benefits of LoRaWan technology to streamline their operations, enhance predictive maintenance and improve daily living.”

One such company is Subeca, whose E2E water management platform leverages LoRaWan technology to help water utilities and their customers improve water efficiencies and reduce waste.

“Subeca’s move to AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan offered a seamless transition from our previous LNS [LoRaWan network server],” said Subeca CEO Patrick Keaney. “Since making the change, we’ve reduced our reoccurring costs by more than 90%. This cost reduction has enabled smaller utilities and companies within the irrigation market to adopt our platform, creating an environment for greater water conservation across the USA.”

While public preview participants have represented utilities, grocery chains, logistics companies and more, the integration between Everynet and AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan also provides an opportunity for mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to expand their reach as well.

“Mobile network operators in the USA have taken various approaches to integrating LoRaWan into their offerings,” said Nave. “The robust infrastructure of AWS coupled with Everynet’s neutral host RAN creates a platform that will make it much easier for them going forward.”

Everynet engagements in Indonesia and Brazil offer examples of how MNOs benefit from LoRaWan. In 2020, Everynet was selected to help Telkom, Indonesia’s largest telecommunication and network provider, build and operate the national LoRaWan infrastructure needed to enable Industry 4.0 in Indonesia. Thanks to Everynet’s neutral-host network approach, the partnership with Telkom enables all of Indonesia’s MNOs, ASPs, MSPs and ISPs to offer robust low-power wide area (LPWA) IoT services. This access lets end users gather huge amounts of previously ignored data, empowering more informed and real-time decisions related to Indonesia’s economic and social life.

Similarly, in 2022, through its partnership with American Tower in Brazil, Algar Telecom, the communications and IT company of Grupo Algar, began leveraging Everynet’s LoRaWan throughout Brazil to expand access to and adoption of IoT.

Users can avoid the expense and long-term resource investment needed to implement and manage a dedicated LoRaWan. It requires no upfront network capex and connectivity is consumed on a low-cost messaging plan. LoRaWan devices can be quickly and securely connected to the cloud at scale via AWS IoT Core, reducing the time to deployment from months to minutes and speeding time to revenue.

With AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan (docs.aws.amazon.com/iot/latest/developerguide/connect-iot-lorawan-roaming.html) powered by Everynet (www.everynet.com) connectivity, users will receive a single, consolidated bill from AWS encompassing messaging and connectivity. There are no upfront commitments or minimum fees. Subscribers receive simple, transparent billing directly from AWS.

“Everynet and AWS are working together to make it simple for LoRaWan customers to connect their devices to Everynet’s public network,” said Yasser Alsaied, vice president of IoT at AWS. “AWS IoT customers no longer need to deploy and manage private networks, which not only reduces engineering efforts, but also expedites the process to bring a complete LoRaWan built on AWS IoT Core to production. We are delighted to work with Everynet to simplify the development process for our customers.”