AUSTRALIA

The Things Network

The Things Network is on a mission to build an open, global and crowdsourced Internet of Things data network, owned and operated by its users.

In July 2015, The Things Network managed to cover the entire city of Amsterdam with a new type of wireless network using a technology called LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network). The network was built, bottom up, funded by people like you. Now, the network is being rolled out in hundreds of countries around the world. Join us in our mission to provide the world with an open Internet of Things data network.

You are the network, let’s build this thing together.


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The Things Network in Australia

Australia is a big country, as we all know! It can be a challenge setting up country-wide services.
As of October 2018 we have 33 TTN communities and over 250 gateways.

In Australia, The Things Network uses both the LoRaWAN AU915 band plan and (more recently) the AS923 bandplan. See https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/lorawan/frequency-plans.html. Your region can use either one of these (or both).

For AU915, we use Frequency Sub Band 2, also known as channels 8-15, or 916.8MHz through to 918.2MHz.
AS923 doesn't require a bandplan setting, but we recommend using AS920-923, aka AS1 aka 922.0 - 923.4MHz.

If configuring a gateway, select meshed-router. If configuring an application, select meshed-hander (under Settings).
Also, use the Australia console (https://console.thethings.meshed.com.au/), especially if you want to use an Integration.

Apart from that, configuration is as per the DOCS page at https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/


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Australia started off nice with 43 communities

There are already 0 gateways connected all around Australia.

Communities

The Things Network is a collection of close knit communities. Find the community in your area. Contact your community initiator to get in the loop. Some communities run meetups, some have mailing lists. Get involved and showcase your work with other communities.

Can't find a community in your area? Be the initiator of your local community and start a The Things Network Community.

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Rules & Regulations

Every country has different rules and regulations. Check out the resources to find out what you have to take into account when working with The Things Network.

In Australia, we use the 915-928 MHz frequency range with a maximum Equivelant Radiated Isotropic Power (EIRP) of 1 watt. In general, if you use AU915 or AS923 compliant LoRaWAN modules, you will be complying with the standard.

Note that US modules cannot be used in Australia. Although the US also uses 915 MHz, the actual band is wider than ours (902-928 MHz) and it is illegal to use the lower part of the band in Australia.

See the ACMA Fact Sheet and related material for more information

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Resources

Check out all relevant resources to make best use of The Things Network.

People

The Things Network has a strong (and awesome) community of people. We are thrilled to see so many people using our platforms, discussing use cases & helping each other out in the world of loT.


and 870 others are part of The Things Network Australia

Upcoming events

Another day, another event. All around the country communities are organizing hackerspaces, workshops & other events.