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Semtech and Helium Announce New Nationwide LoRaWAN Network
Helium’s new LoRaWANŽ compatible network could reach hundreds of millions of LoRaŽ-based devices with 4,300 gateways nationwide
CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, is collaborating with Helium, the company behind one the world’s first peer-to-peer wireless networks, in its efforts to develop one of the largest LoRa-based networks in North America. The Helium network is now fully compatible with the LoRaWANŽ protocol and available to the LoRa community of more than 8,000 active software developers.
Helium Hotspot is a new hardware device that enables anyone to own and
operate a wireless network for IoT. With Helium’s own open-sourced
blockchain technology, individuals are incentivized to deploy Helium
Hotspots, which simultaneously mine cryptocurrency and provide LoRaWAN
network coverage for hundreds of square miles.
Helium’s network, introduced in Q4 2019, is available in over 745 U.S. cities with major markets throughout the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and Austin.
Semtech’s LoRa devices with Helium’s distributed, open-source approach
to building a ubiquitous network allows any manufacturer, developer or
application to utilize LoRaWAN compatible technology to connect devices
across the nation. There are over 4,300 Helium Hotspots sold to date
since nationwide shipping started in October 2019 and that number is
To learn more about LoRa, visit Semtech’s website. http://www.semtech.com
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