Crowdsourcing a Global Internet of Things Network

The internet was made possible by people who connected their networks and allowed traffic to pass through their servers for free. The Things Network is doing the same for the Internet of Things by creating abundant data connectivity in order to allow applications and businesses to flourish.

They recently crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in within 6 weeks using a new technology called LoraWAN™. This technology allows for “things” to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. It also features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth. And because the costs are very low, there is no need to rely on large telecommunication providers to build such a network. Instead, the network can be crowdsourced and made public without any form of subscription.They are now launching a global campaign to repeat this in every city in the world. 

There is no doubt that the abundance they are creating will lead to exponential innovation from which everyone will benefit. In what ways can we emulate this model to promote social innovation in our part of the world?

Source: The Things Network
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Spotted by: Bikram Palikhey

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