Everynet ties-up with Crown Castle to introduce LoRaWAN in 36 cities in the US
Netherlands-based LoRaWAN network operator Everynet has partnered with tower company Crown Castle to introduce LoRaWAN in 36 cities in the US by the end of 2021. Everynet said the rollout – actually in the country’s 36 ‘top metropolitan areas’ and ‘key logistics corridors’ – will pave the way for a national LoRaWAN network in the US.
Everynet will use Crown Castle’s tower assets in the US, as part of a “15-year commitment”. Crown Castle has around 40,000 cell towers and nearly 80,000 route miles of fiber in the country. A statement from Everynet said: “Crown Castle has the existing infrastructure and deployment capability for the long-term buildout of this network.”
Everynet has existing LoRaWAN networks in Brazil, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the UK. The company offers a neutral-host LoRaWAN infrastructure to mobile network operators and other communications service providers to resell low-power wide-area (LPWA) IoT services to their customers.
The firm cited common LPWA-based IoT use cases for its new network, including “everything from smart refrigeration and asset tracking to water conservation and utilities management”. Everynet worked with Semtech, which owns and licences the LoRa technology and LoRaWAN protocol, on the deal. It flagged up its Ethingz partner programme to recruit new device makers and solution providers to load the burgeoning US network.
Lawrence Latham, chief executive at Everynet, said: “Expansion to the US is an important part of our global development. We are pleased to enable nationwide turnkey IoT for partners. Everynet delivers carrier grade connectivity, with built-in resilience, security, and meaningful SLAs without need for network CAPEX from our wholesale customers.”
Paul Reddick, vice president of strategy and product development at Crown Castle, said: “We both see the long-term value of LoRaWAN in the US and embrace shared infrastructure access for customers. We look forward to helping Everynet go live with a much-needed network.”
Mohan Maheswaran, president and chief executive at Semtech, said: “We are committed to helping our customers address real world challenges and make the world a better, sustainable planet. Everynet’s network launch will allow even more IoT applications and use cases leveraging LoRa to hit the US market.”