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Eindhoven University of Technology Expands LoRaWAN Connectivity

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has implemented significant expansions and updates to its LoRaWAN / Internet of Things (IoT) networks on and around the campus. With these updates, all access points now function as a neutral host, suitable for various LoRa networks and projects. This development was made possible through the involvement of SkyLab B.V. and SkyNet IoT.

Unlike traditional individual LoRaWAN network providers, SkyNet IoT offers an innovative neutral hosting solution that enables the simultaneous hosting of multiple private, commercial, and public networks. This approach allows TU/e and others to flexibly respond to market developments while simultaneously utilizing different existing LoRaWAN networks and their capabilities.

The implementation of this solution ensures that the gateways are multifunctional, giving users the freedom to choose between different networks simultaneously with minimal impact on the environment.

Additionally, the SkyNet IoT network offers the possibility of roaming across interconnected LoRaWAN networks, resulting in maximum global connectivity. With over a million connected gateways from various LoRaWAN providers, the SkyNet IoT network positions itself as the largest LoRaWAN multi-network hosting provider.

This expansion by TU/e is an important step in supporting IoT innovation and development, projects for students on campus as well as beyond.

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has unleashed a digital revolution in almost every aspect of modern life, including the development of smart cities, industries, ports, railways, ships, seas, and university campuses. Within the LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network) technologies, LoRaWAN occupies a central position as a promising candidate to meet the growing need for IoT solutions and connectivity.

The implementation of LoRaWAN technology provides universities with the ability to adapt to both current and future market needs, including the demand for experts and developers of innovative solutions. LoRaWAN technology enables simple sensors to connect to the internet, a crucial component of IoT. This connectivity is particularly efficient, as it allows devices to communicate over long distances with minimal energy needs and sustainable deployability.


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