The Things Network’s mission is to create a free global data network. This product will allow their community to build the network at 20% of the costs compared to currently available hardware.
A few months ago, with only a handful of devices, The Things Network managed to cover the whole city of Amsterdam with a new type of wireless network using a technology called LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide-area… · More network).
When they told everyone, the response from around the world was astonishing. Within a few days, they had groups and companies from cities like Manchester, Sao Paulo, London, Boston, Buenos Aires, and many more showing not just interest in the project, but actively starting LoRaWAN projects.