Public & Private LoRaWAN Network Servers

The cornerstone of any resilient IoT network is invariably a LoRaWAN Network Server. Only a LoRaWAN network addresses the several critical and key requirements demanded by an Internet of The Things Network, such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localisation services. A LoRaWAN network providing seamless interoperability amongst smart devices, without the need for complex local IoT network installations. This delayering providing organisations, developers and businesses with the ability to expedite roll outs of IoT project.  These LoRaWAN Network Servers providing the essential centralised conduit of LoRaWAN messages out to the smart business intelligence and visualisation platforms.

 

Concept13 with five years experience in LoRaWAN Network Servers across entire cities as well as isolated use-cases, knows the importance of choosing the right solution.  We actively support, promote and can provision applications and instances on the free to use prototyping platform of The Things Network (also branded as The Things Connected).  And when your ready to formally launch your project and solution we will advise, introduce and provision carrier grade LoRaWAN Network Servers with our partners Orbiwise and Loriot.   Concept13 expert LoRaWAN consulting will help provision, configure and then proactively manage the right IoT LoRaWAN Network Server setup to cater to your private, public or closed loop LoRaWAN networks.

Learn more about professional LoRaWAN Network Servers here
Things Network/Things Connected
  • Free community edition

  • #freeat the moment
    • Free to use public community service
    • Best efforts with no up-time guarantees
    • Self help community forums
    • — FEATURES —
    • Users: 1 per login (collaborator)
    • Messages: capped at 30 seconds a day
    • Down-links: limited to 10 a day
    • Devices: suggested 1,000 or less
    • Gateways: unlimited for shared use
    • Applications: unlimited

Professional Collaborative Network
  • Collaborative Cloud

  • from€250month
    • Professional open collaborative network
    • Full SLA with 99.9% up-time guarantee
    • Self help and unlimited email support
    • — FEATURES —
    • Users: 10 accounts (multi-tenant)
    • Messages: no limits (< duty cycle)
    • Down-links: no limits (< duty cycle)
    • Devices: 1000 maximum
    • Gateways: unlimited (shared)
    • Applications: unlimited

    (expected to launch later in 2019)

Things Industries (by The Things Network)
  • Private LoRaWAN NS

  • from€325month
    • Private dedicated Instance
    • Full SLA with 99.9% up-time guarantee
    • Maximum 2 support tickets month
    • — FEATURES —
    • Users: unlimited user accounts
    • Messages: no limits (< duty cycle)
    • Down-links: no limits (< duty cycle)
    • Devices: 1000 (at €325 price inc. support)
    • Gateways: unlimited
    • Applications: unlimited

Comparison of LoRaWAN solutions

Server Architecture*

Public or Private
The Things Network
The Things Industries (V2)
Collaborative Cloud
Regional localised hosting delivering lower latency
Regional localised hosting delivering lower latency
Regional localised hosting delivering lower latency
Regional localised hosting delivering lower latency
Carrier grade automated scaling (vertical and horizontal)
Carrier grade automated scaling (vertical and horizontal)
Carrier grade automated scaling (vertical and horizontal)
Carrier grade automated scaling (vertical and horizontal)
High availability & redundancy with no single point of failure
High availability & redundancy with no single point of failure
High availability & redundancy with no single point of failure
High availability & redundancy with no single point of failure
Enterprise security (full vulnerability/penetration testing)
Enterprise security (full vulnerability/penetration testing)
Enterprise security (full vulnerability/penetration testing)
Enterprise security (full vulnerability/penetration testing)

Gateway support*

The Things Network
The Things Industries (V2)
Collaborative Cloud
Open Gateway support for major manufacturers
Open Gateway support for major manufacturers
Open Gateway support for major manufacturers
Open Gateway support for major manufacturers
Powerful custom built Gateway Packet Forwarder solutions
Powerful custom built Gateway Packet Forwarder solutions
Powerful custom built Gateway Packet Forwarder solutions
Powerful custom built Gateway Packet Forwarder solutions
Sophisticated Gateway analysis and diagnosis tools
Sophisticated Gateway analysis and diagnosis tools
Sophisticated Gateway analysis and diagnosis tools
Sophisticated Gateway analysis and diagnosis tools
Intelligent Gateway optimisation (Duty Cycle management)
Intelligent Gateway optimisation (Duty Cycle management)
Intelligent Gateway optimisation (Duty Cycle management)
Intelligent Gateway optimisation (Duty Cycle management)

Device management*

The Things Network
The Things Industries (V2)
Collaborative Cloud
Unlimited number of Device-grouped applications
Unlimited number of Device-grouped applications
Unlimited number of Device-grouped applications
Unlimited number of Device-grouped applications
Extensive historic logging, charting and diagnosis
Extensive historic logging, charting and diagnosis
Extensive historic logging, charting and diagnosis
Extensive historic logging, charting and diagnosis
Smart device management, strong ADR, class A/B/C
Smart device management, strong ADR, class A/B/C
Smart device management, strong ADR, class A/B/C
Smart device management, strong ADR, class A/B/C
Full Class C Multicast with FUOTA support
Full Class C Multicast with FUOTA support
Full Class C Multicast with FUOTA support
Full Class C Multicast with FUOTA support

Integration connectivity*

The Things Network
The Things Industries (V2)
Collaborative Cloud
Unlimited number of client Applications
Unlimited number of client Applications
Unlimited number of client Applications
Unlimited number of client Applications
Extensive range of Integrations (AWS, HTTPS, MQTT, ...)
Extensive range of Integrations (AWS, HTTPS, MQTT, ...)
Extensive range of Integrations (AWS, HTTPS, MQTT, ...)
Extensive range of Integrations (AWS, HTTPS, MQTT, ...)
Additional connectorsto Azure, Iot Cloud, IBM Bluemix
Additional connectorsto Azure, Iot Cloud, IBM Bluemix
Additional connectorsto Azure, Iot Cloud, IBM Bluemix
Additional connectorsto Azure, Iot Cloud, IBM Bluemix
Range of GeoLocation lookup services
Range of GeoLocation lookup services
Range of GeoLocation lookup services
Range of GeoLocation lookup services

Service*

The Things Network
The Things Industries (V2)
Collaborative Cloud
Unlimited messages (no data caps or fair use policy)
Unlimited messages (no data caps or fair use policy)
Unlimited messages (no data caps or fair use policy)
Unlimited messages (no data caps or fair use policy)
99.9% up-time Service Level Agreement
99.9% up-time Service Level Agreement
99.9% up-time Service Level Agreement
99.9% up-time Service Level Agreement
Multi-Tenancy cluster (organisation segregation)
Multi-Tenancy cluster (organisation segregation)
Multi-Tenancy cluster (organisation segregation)
Multi-Tenancy cluster (organisation segregation)
Unlimited extended support (Telephone and Email)
Unlimited extended support (Telephone and Email)
Unlimited extended support (Telephone and Email)
Unlimited extended support (Telephone and Email)

(* All copyrights, trademarks and trade names are acknowledged.  The comparison review is on our product knowledge and as compiled from product information available from the service providers.  The comparison is not intended to be exhaustive.  Liability for errors, omissions or consequential loss is expressly disclaimed.  For any queries on this subject matter please contact us.)

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