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BUILDING A FULLY DISTRIBUTED INTERNET OF THINGS DATA INFRASTRUCTURE.

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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Do you want to be part of The Things Network?

Learn more about the world of the Internet of Things or discuss with fellow enthusiasts on the forum, contribute by writing about your experience on Labs or start a community to expand our network.

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We offer an extensive amount of resources to get you up and running with LoRaWAN and The Things Network. You can check them out below.

Getting started

– From start to finish

It can be hard to choose where to start, so we created an extensive manual called "From start to finish" with which you can explore the world of LoRaWAN step by step.

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DEVELOPERS

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

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NETWORK

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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APPLICATIONS

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.

The Things Network Network Stack.

Technology Stack

Next to the community and network there is another really important part of The Things Network: our technology. With our exetensive features and many deployment options we take our Stack further than just service level.

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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!

COMMUNITY
The Things Network Eindhoven organizes a Meetup on 25 September
7 hours ago
COMMUNITY
The Things Network Nova Gorica got a new partner: "Šolski center Nova Gorica"
13 hours ago
POST
Lana Vulic posted an update in The Things Network Pisa: "Free Tickets for the students of the University of Pisa"
14 hours ago
LABS
WG Labz creates the LABS story: RAk831 Gateway Setup with Raspberry Pi"
1 day, 10 hours ago
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Hardware.

The Things Products offers a unique set of LoRaWAN based
hardware. The gateway and development boards will get
you started with the technology in no-time.

Most easy and efficient way to
get started with LoRaWAN

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THE THINGS GATEWAY

Build your own network in 5 minutes.

The main building block of the network. Compact in size and easy to install. With the three steps process you can get up and running with the network in less than 5 minutes.

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THE THINGS NODE

Build a prototype in 60 minutes.

The Things Node is an ideal device for building your prototype in an hour.
A matchbox full of sensors, a light and a button.

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THE THINGS UNO

Build a proof of concept in 1 day.

Whether you are a developer or someone fairly new to the world of IoT and LoRaWAN, building your proof of concept is possible within a day.

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DEVELOPERS

Integration with EVRYTHNG is now Available!


Evrythng is the Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web and managing real-time data to drive application...

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:

NETWORK

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:

APPLICATIONS

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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Community.

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!

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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