The Things Industries is a full-service Internet of Things provider, providing the required resources to build end-to-end LoRaWAN® solutions. The Things Industries is also the creator and maintainer of The Things Network, the open global LoRaWAN network enabling IoT developers to get started with the technology.
The Things Network is a registered non-profit organization running a global, open LoRaWAN network with +15k gateways. This network is owned and operated by a community of +100k members from all around the world.
Its objective is to break down LoRaWAN complexity and lower the threshold to start developing IoT solutions.
The Things Network runs on open-source software, making the functionalities of the network transparent. Anyone is able to look into the code base themselves and contribute to it (GitHub - The Things Network).
When to use The Things Network
The Things Network is the perfect place to get started with LoRaWAN and build your first prototype or proof of concepts.
The digital infrastructure of The Things Network is managed by The Things Industries, the physical infrastructure is managed by the global community of IoT developers. Keep in mind that it’s a free service and it doesn’t come with any guarantees or support, hence it is not recommended to be used for professional LoRaWAN solutions.
How to use The Things Network
Create a free account and get started with LoRaWAN.
The Things Industries is a commercial entity providing enterprise-grade LoRaWAN network servers advanced features and professional support for businesses. Its mission is to minimize investment risk for companies, reduce time to market and save resources, allowing customers to focus on their core business.
The core product is the open-source network server called The Things Stack (also used by The Things Network). The Things Industries offers different deployment options and advanced LoRaWAN features to meet the needs for demanding network implementations. The Things Industries services come with guarantees and a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to assist companies in developing their LoRaWAN solutions.
When to use The Things Industries
For commercial use cases
To get access to advanced features:
Advanced optimization options to adapt device’s MAC settings, set security configurations and define advanced peering or roaming capabilities
For solution providers and integrators to offer LoRaWAN solutions to their customers
How to use The Things Industries
Enabling high-quality bidirectional communication between LoRaWAN devices
Larger payload formatting, better interaction with end devices, Packet Broker configuration
Learn how to move commercially relevant gateways to The Things Stack Could without giving up on your TTN Community setup