What Is LoRa?

LoRa (Long Range) is a physical layer based audio frequency transmission protocol that employs spread spectrum modulation to convert radio frequency to bits.



Apart from wide area network communication, LoRa is also used as low power wide area network (LoRaWAN and NB IoT) to connect low bandwidth, low bit rate, and battery operated devices to internet using gateways. The gateway acts as a conduit that connects a device to server.

In essence, LoRaWAN is a network architecture for LoRa.

The LoRaWAN specification is open, so anyone can set up and operate a LoRa network.

Key Features of LoRa Technology

Long Range

Long range communication up to10 miles in line of sight which is unrivaled by any other communication protocol.

Low Power

Requires minimal energy, battery lifetime of up to 10 years, minimized battery replacement costs.


Features end-to-end AES128 encryption, mutual authentication, integrity protection, and confidentiality.


Enables GPS-free tracking applications, offering unique low power benefits untouched by other technologies.

High Capacity

Supports millions of messages per base station, meeting the needs of public network operators serving large markets.

Low Cost

Reduces infrastructure investment, battery replacement expense, and ultimately operating expenses.

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