Netmore rolls out LoRaWan in UK and Ireland

  • August 11, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Swedish IoT operator Netmore is building a nationwide LoRaWan in the UK and Ireland offering coverage on demand.

The investment is part of an international rollout plan for Netmore’s IoT network infrastructure, which Sweden and recently Ireland have already launched. The decision to expand the existing network with nationwide coverage in the UK is based on an increased demand for large-scale cost-efficient IoT connectivity.

Following the launches of nationwide rollout for LoRaWan in Sweden and Ireland, the UK is next. The international expansion of the network is part of a strategy which aims at providing local and global IoT companies with cost-efficient, robust and reliable IoT connectivity. The infrastructure and network technology are purpose-built for connecting millions of devices in a wide range of different industries and sectors.

Netmore, through subsidiaries, cooperation agreements, customer agreements and contacts, has been active in the UK since the beginning of 2020.

In connection with the LoRaWan establishment and the official launch, Netmore has introduced growth concepts with which it has had success in the Swedish and Irish market. The concepts have been developed to create better conditions for IoT growth for the company’s existing and prospective IoT partners.

For IoT service providers, Netmore offers to adapt the network expansion to their application and device rollout plan. It is building LoRaWan to ensure the distributed devices receive the coverage needed for their IoT offering. This is necessary to create the intended benefit for the end IoT user.

IoT service providers as well as other IoT players will have the opportunity to test Netmore’s entire LoRaWan offering free of charge. Five devices can be connected for three months, and Netmore’s complete IoT platform is included. The platform provides the ability to control and monitor the devices, while a full-scale and cyber-secure bidirectional API makes it possible to integrate the IoT service as is desired.

Netmore’s partners such as IoT service providers and sensor manufacturers will have the opportunity to create and package commercially viable IoT services, where the network connection is fully integrated into the cost. When the cost of connectivity is integrated at an early stage in IoT projects, the probability increases for a smooth process when the project goes from pilot phase to commercial delivery.

For IoT device manufacturers, distributors and general agents, Netmore offers the opportunity to embed connectivity through a network onboarding process in which each device is granted access to the IoT network before reaching the market. The distribution of pre-onboarded devices includes a fully manageable IoT platform, and sub-accounts can be distributed to partners such as re-sellers and providers.

“LoRaWan is rapidly emerging as the most versatile and important technology for IoT networking,” said Stefan Stanislawski, managing director of Netmore in the UK. “It is also becoming clear around the world that for industrial, professional and mission critical users, access to a carrier grade network is essential. They need to rely on a well-defined and carefully managed network to get the best out of this exciting technology.”

Netmore is one of 26 operators participating in an international collaboration enabling seamless roaming between 27 countries. LoRaWan roaming is available between both public and private networks, and enables a number of new IoT applications, for tracking, logistics and other use cases where the combination of cross-network mobility and connectivity is a prerequisite.

“It is very exciting to see Netmore’s rapid expansion of LoRaWans around the world, supplemented by its participation in the LoRa Alliance’s roaming initiative,” said Donna Moore, CEO of the LoRa Alliance. “This type of collaboration is what the alliance is all about, making it as easy as possible to deploy LoRaWans. Netmore’s range of service offerings take ease of deployment one step further by providing options for a wide range of end users.”

With the UK launch, Netmore says it is gearing up to create the best possible conditions to realise the many IoT projects that have the capacity to create great societal contribution. Netmore’s carrier grade LoRaWan is ready to provide IoT service providers with the coverage required to make the project profitable.

Netmore was founded in 2010 in Sweden and since 2017 listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market.