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The Things Network is building a network for the Internet of Things by creating abundant data connectivity, so applications and businesses can flourish.

The technology we use is called LoRaWAN and it allows for things to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions.

It features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth. Perfect for the internet of things.

The Things Network is a proud contributor member of the LoRa Alliance. LoRa Alliance Logo

You are the network.

Our network is built by you - the people. You can contribute by placing a gateway and expand our network. The more gateways are placed, the larger the coverage.

At this moment, there are few gateways up and running

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Get started with building your next smart project. From smart trash bins, mouse traps, water leakage sensors to metering.


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The gateways make the network. The design of LoRaWAN allows to make very scalable and low cost networks. Join the global collaborative network of LoRaWAN peering organisations.


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You application will receive the end-to-end encrypted data and transform it into business value. Learn how to use any platform around or build you own application.

What’s happening right now?

The Things Network has a strong (and awesome) community which is very active. We are thrilled to see so many people using our platforms, discussing use cases & helping each other out in the world of IoT. Take a look for yourself!

The Things Network Liverpool organizes a Meetup on 29 January
3 minutes ago
Lech Sollich posted an update in The Things Network Warsaw: "SP5KAB - HAM Radio Club"
5 hours ago
The Things Network Warsaw got a new partner: "SP5KAB"
15 hours ago
A new gateway is connected! See where it is located
2 days, 20 hours ago
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Integration with EVRYTHNG is now Available!

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For Developer by Developers

The Things Network makes working with LoRaWAN easy with great UX, docs and APIs. Read more stories about building great Internet of Things applications.

Companies currently working with our platform:


Ground breaking world record! LoRaWAN packet received at 702 km (436 miles) distance

With the rise of novel wireless technologies, we surprise ourselves over and over again of what these technologies are capable of. LoRa has been ar...

Collaborative Network

Applying the principles of the internet and breaking the current trend of silo-ed Internet of Things. The Things Network joins IoT networks in a collaborative approach making robust and solid infrastructure that is open, robustness is build with redundancy and security with end to end encryption.

Companies currently working with our platform:


LoRaWAN for Agriculture

15 September 2017, Amsterdam: The vision of having license-free community sensor networks for agricultural users, made a giant leap closer to reali...

End User Applications

The value is created in the end user applications. We make it as easy as possible to create apps by providing standard integrations and sample projects for anybody to get started quick.

Companies currently working with our platform:

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The Things Network has a strong (and awesome) community which is very active. We are thrilled to see so many people using our platforms, discussing use cases and helping each other out in the world of loT. Take a look for yourself!

At this moment, there are a lot of communities all around the world of which few are official The Things Network Communities.

Core contributors

The current team consists of Internet of Things enthusiasts who believe in an open and free internet. Besides the global team listed below, there are many local heroes in teams all around the world.

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