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Tencent Joins the LoRa Alliance and Will Build a LoRaWAN Network in China

31 July 2018

The LoRa Alliance continues to grow, with Tencent Holdings Limited joining the group in order to accelerate the adoption of LoRaWAN technology for the internet of things (IoT).

Tencent has invested in technology and applications for LoRaWAN and plans to build a LoRaWAN network in Shenzhen, China, with local partners. The LoRaWAN protocol offers flexibility in deployment models, proven bi-directional security, low cost and high efficiency, which allows deployments of IoT solutions from device to cloud.

The LoRa Alliance said projections for China’s IoT market are significant and having Tencent in the alliance will help strengthen the protocol’s status in the Asia-Pacific region.

“It is clear that LPWANs are essential for the IoT technology and applications, and the market is quickly growing in China, especially in areas like government public services, industry manufacturing, personal IoT devices, etc.,” said Hongtao Bie, vice president of Tencent Technologies.

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