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Packet Broker finally provides hope of global interconnection for LoRaWAN

The shipping case study in the previous item illustrates the significance of the second major development announced at the Things Conference. The Things Industries, the commercial wing that has emerged on the back of The Things Network community, announced its Packet Broker, with the vision of finally interconnecting LoRaWAN networks effectively across the globe. This could be a very big step forward if the business can convince network operators to get on board, but many networks are not going to jump ship from their own network servers. This Packet Broker is essentially a mechanism that creates the equivalent Internet infrastructure that lets a PC or mobile device talk to the servers hosting an application. There is a complex web of…

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