Everynet partners AWS to simplify LoRaWan connectivity

  • April 26, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Dutch firm Everynet is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer connectivity on carrier-grade national LoRaWANs around the world.

AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan is a fully managed LoRaWan server that allows users to connect wireless devices to AWS using low-power LoRaWan technology.

With Everynet’s nationwide, neutral-host LoRaWans, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan provides a seamless way to help AWS customers simply connect devices at scale to the cloud without having to deploy and manage the radio networking infrastructure, such as gateways and connectivity backhaul. This eliminates the need to build out and manage dedicated LoRaWans.

The network is available now to AWS customers across Everynet’s national LoRaWan footprint in the USA, with plans to expand globally in the coming months.

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 quickly and securely connect to the cloud at scale via AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan, reducing the time to deployment from months to minutes.

With AWS IoT Core powered by Everynet 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. Participation in the public preview is free of charge.

“AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan with Everynet connectivity provides a low-cost, plug-and-play offering that simplifies the process of connecting wireless devices to the cloud at scale,” said Vitaly Kleban, Everynet CTO. “From the start, we have been dedicated to making LoRaWan more accessible to help address environmental, business and societal challenges. Working with AWS to offer our carrier-grade LoRaWan national network to their customers across our global network footprint is a big step forward in that accessibility. This simplifies and reduces the expense of connecting wireless devices to the cloud at scale.”

Yasser Alsaied, vice president of IoT at AWS, added: “LoRaWan is becoming the technology of choice for IoT deployments that require long range and low power consumption. LoRaWan operators are building new types of public infrastructure to meet future IoT networking requirements. Enabling our customers to deploy LoRaWan devices using public networks not only reduces deployment efforts, but also brings new business opportunities for our customers. Working with Everynet was the natural next step for us as we expand our efforts to support the LoRaWan landscape.”

Quext, a specialist in smart multi-unit dwelling technology, is using AWS IoT Core, with Everynet LoRaWan connectivity, to operate a LoRaWan device that enables building managers and residents to control smart door locks and thermostats through a single application.

“At Quext, we’re focused on delivering cost-effective and streamlined smart apartment technology that boosts property values, simplifies building management and improves resident satisfaction,” said Tray Johnson, CTO at Quext. “Access to the Everynet LoRaWan globally through AWS IoT Core is providing us with the most efficient and immediate way to meet this goal.”

Getting started with AWS IoT Core for LoRaWan is said to be very easy. Users can connect LoRaWan-compliant devices, without any requirement to modify embedded software, for a plug-and-play experience.