What is a LoRaWAN Network Server?

Discover the components, features and different deployment models

August 27, 2020
By The Things Industries

The LoRaWAN Network Server is at the core of every LoRaWAN Network that enables connectivity, management, and monitoring of devices, gateways and end-user applications. Its main objectives are to ensure the security, scalability and reliability of data routing throughout the network. Discover today the components, features and different deployment models of a LoRaWAN network server.

The Things Industries (TTI) LoRaWAN Network Server, called The Things Stack, is made up of several components designed to cater to the needs of demanding LoRaWAN deployments, maximize scalability and allow high-degree customization.

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The Things Stack supports all versions of the LoRaWAN specifications as well as all the official frequency plans and device classes A/B/C.

The core components:

The LoRaWAN Network Server is also connected to the Packet Broker, a global agnostic LoRaWAN traffic exchange platform to increase network capacity.

All functionalities are exposed by APIs so that the LoRaWAN stack can be integrated into companies' billing, network operation, device management and organization systems.

LoRaWAN Network Server deployment models

The Things Industries offers different deployment scenarios to meet the requirements of each company. A LoRaWAN Network Server as a hosted solution, managed by The Things Industries, comes with full support to get started seamlessly. It is also possible to install, operate and manage the network on-premises or in the company’s private cloud, for example using our AWS Marketplace Launcher.

With advanced features, professional support and interoperability throughout the LoRaWAN chain, The Things Industries' goal is to break down the complexity of LoRaWAN networks, allowing companies to save resources and time-to-market so they can focus on their core business.

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