KORE expands Everynet partnership into USA

  • September 2, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

IoT connectivity-as-a-service (CaaS) company KORE is expanding its international partnership with Dutch LoRaWan operator Everynet into the USA.

This comes at a time when the need to capture and transport small packets of data is growing and use cases for massive IoT are accelerating.

According to Transforma Insights, by 2025 358 million massive IoT devices will exist in the USA and over two billion devices globally. This trend is one of several that is fuelling the expanded relationship between the two companies.

“Our relationship with Everynet is battle-tested in Brazil where we started our partnership some three years ago, and we are bringing those learnings into the USA as LoRa begins to mature in this country,” said KORE CEO Romil Bahl. “While most people think of KORE as the global, independent leader in cellular IoT CaaS, the reality is we also integrate satellite bearers and provide services related to unlicensed cellular technologies like LoRa.”

Leveraging the partnership, water utilities, for example, can operate, maintain and monetise a water distribution system efficiently. Water metering is a massive IoT use case that requires a variety of connectivity needs on the network, not just big bandwidth provided by cellular connectivity, which makes LoRaWan a suitable connectivity technology.

KORE customers will have the opportunity to take advantage of the new LoRaWan Everynet is building in the USA. This coincides well with the impending 2G and 3G sunsets, as IoT users create migration plans that leverage lower-complexity connectivity for simpler IoT use cases. LoRaWan provides IoT connectivity options that ensure the transition from 2G and 3G is seamless. LoRaWan is also gaining ground because of its network longevity, broad coverage characteristics and the ability to lower the overall total cost of ownership of networks.

Everynet expects its LoRaWan to be operational in 36 cities and 100 logistics points by the end of November 2021. Already, the company systems have been fully integrated into the KORE platforms for the US market to help users simplify their massive IoT deployments.  

The companies have a track record of working together to reduce the complexity most organisations face when rolling out IoT initiatives. Since 2018, they have been partnering in Brazil to deploy multiple offerings, leveraging LoRaWan and the KORE platform for message brokerage and device management developed at the KORE Labs innovation hub. The companies have implemented gas metering, water metering and asset monitoring technology throughout Brazil for industrial companies, municipalities and manufacturers.

“We’re delighted to bring this compelling offering to the US market with KORE, by building on our successes and learnings abroad,” said Lawrence Latham, CEO of Everynet. “Important advantages organisations will experience with a national LoRaWan are secure ultra-low-cost connections, long-battery life and a simple means to connect billions of devices to the cloud. We are looking forward to working with KORE Wireless to help businesses gain operational efficiencies, enable innovation, and create new business models.”

Everynet provides carrier grade networks in Asia, Emea and the Americas. Its neutral host network model lets mobile network operators, MVNOs and global MSPs offer low-cost IoT immediately and profitably with no upfront capex.