The Things Network is moving to the next-generation LoRaWAN network server

Announcing The Things Stack Community Edition

January 22, 2021
By The Things Network

Today, the world’s largest LoRaWAN® developer community can start using the latest and greatest LoRaWAN network server: The Things Stack.

The Things Network has been supporting a growing community of 135.000 IoT developers today, to build long-range low-power solutions. Together, the community manages well over 20.000 LoRaWAN gateways across the globe.

The software upgrade means developers can prototype their LoRaWAN applications faster and more conveniently, with new features, out-of-the-box integrations, extended coverage, and improved user experience.

Discover The Things Stack, its new features and how to get started.

The Things Stack Interface The Things Stack Interface

The Things Stack is a developer-friendly, secure, flexible and scalable network server. The Community Edition offers two ways of access: via the free, hosted service on, or via the DIY open source stack.

New features

The Things Stack supports all existing LoRaWAN versions, operation modes A, B and C, and all regional parameters. Its architecture allows a high degree of customization as well as interoperability with other networks. Major changes are:

Network peering

One of the most profound additions is the connection to Packet Broker, allowing for traffic exchange between The Things Network and privately managed networks, increasing coverage by a factor. Packet Broker is a global, open and secure peering platform enhancing coverage, network performance, capacity and end node battery life.

The vision of The Things Network remains unchanged: it will remain the same collaborative network, owned and operated by its users.

Let’s build this thing together!

Get started today:

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Enabling high-quality bidirectional communication between LoRaWAN devices

The Things Stack version 3.14 released

Larger payload formatting, better interaction with end devices, Packet Broker configuration

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