Gateway for Malaysia

Yes, I have seen that conversation too. I’m not quite sure about the regulations in SG. If there is an upper limit for duty cycle then we all have to follow regardless of Sigfox or LoRa.

We do have active gateways in Klang Valley installed by our local community but it doesn’t have very comprehensive coverage yet. You may check the map here:

Thanks for the share, have submitted my request to join the Kuala Lumpur team.

Next will the on the purchasing the Gateway.

Can I place order directly to TTN Webshop , thinking to buy the 1 x The Things Gateway, and 10 x The Things Uno.

I noted that this is per-order and due to ship in Jan.2017, This is okay, do you see this going to longer ?

Finally, importing this wireless product, do I need to get AP or custom will let this item in.


I wish to look for good 915MHz antenna for LoRaWAN nodes to achieve at least 1km range. Any suggestion?

Is it confirmed that 915 is going to be the allowable frequency in Malaysia? I thought Asia was going to use 433?

The LoRaWAN Regional Parameters document defines the AS923 band. It doesn’t state specifically that it will be used in Malaysia, but if these frequencies are allowed over there, that would mean you’d use 915 antennas.

I’ve set up a gateway (MultiTech - upgrading the antenna to the external omni 8dBi) in Kota Damansara. Running on 915MHz. (I know Malaysia hasn’t regulate the proper frequency for LoRa) :slight_smile: Few more gateways coming, will be setting them up to promote LoRa (IoT & Smart Cities) in Malaysia.

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Does this means my MultiTech AEP 915MHz can serve modes on 919-923MHz range?

MultiTech AEP should serve on 919-923 MHz range. Just that you need to modify the channels list so it only listen/use the frequency within that range in Malaysia.

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yes. You might want to refer to latest lorawan specs on AS923 channel arrangement.

Hi all - new member here.

I have an interest in LoraWAN from my building of a Home Automation system with Moteino units with RFM69 transceiver and ceiling fans with 433MHz remote control systems.
Anyway, drifted into interest in LoraWAN from them but currently am looking which hardware to buy.
So it seems the consensus is that I need a 915MHz module?
I plan to buy something from AliExpress and try to talk to a local gateway.

Also at work we are involved with oil companies that are considering using LoraWAN networks to send sensor data from their boats to the platforms, hence my interest in getting something I can play with so I can learn & contribute if the project does go ahead.

There is a “WisNode-Lora LoraWAan Module development board compatible Arduino” on AliExpress which apparently can be 915MHz and comes with external antenna - all for USD28. Anyone used this or know of any reason not to buy it?



Unfortunately, the RFM69 module does not support LoRa modulation.

So basically you can NOT test LoRaWAN with that transceiver module. You need to get the RFM95 transceiver module, that has LoRa modulation.

I bought mine from here

I’ve installed a public gateway in Kota Damansara using the MultiTech AEP (at the moment configured with the US frequency range, will be changing to Malaysia range soon)

If you love the physical work then buying the RFM95 will do you good. But if you want to save all the trouble then you could just buy the Cytron Arduino LoRa Shield (it’s using the RN 2903 module). But please be aware that the firmware on the module has been configured to run only on the proposed Malaysia frequencies . So if you’re using a US frequency gateway (such as the MultiTech, then it will not work if you don’t change the frequency settings in the Gateway). Cytron is a local company based in Penang, you can purchase online from their site.

Is there any official documentation from MCMC stating that LoRa will only allowed on those frequencies?

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Unfortunately, the RFM69 module does not support LoRa modulation.[/quote]
Oh, true - I have the Moteino units set up in a network in my house as 7 nodes, each collecting temperature, humidity, baro pressure, light value, RSSI & battery voltage & displaying it in my home automation system. No intention to transmit all that data any further though I will investigate those RFM95 modules.

For LoraWAN I am considering getting one of those USD20 PM2.5 air quality modules. Or I also have a background radiation sensor that is currently on a world-wide crowdsource network that I might move/add to Lorawan. So I will check out the offerings from Cytron next.

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No, not really. I spoke to them early last year but there isn’t any official document about this.

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I’m worried that i may have to change all my libraries :joy:

Hi all,

I just created Github issues for defining the channel plans for Malaysia and neighbouring countries. As not all countries allow the same frequencies, we had to split into two channel plans, one under 923 MHz and one above 923MHz:

920-923 MHz (Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam):

923-925 MHz (Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam):

As you can see, there are a couple of countries (Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) that can “choose” between the two channel plans. The join frequencies overlap, so OTAA devices will just receive the correct channel plan based on gateways in the area, but for good coverage, it’s best to all use the same frequency plan in a certain region.

Based on geography, I think it would be best to have Singapore together with Malaysia, to have Vietnam and the Northern part of Thailand together with Cambodia and Laos, and the Southern part of Thailand with Malaysia. Please discuss this in the Github issues.


There is an Asia country cluster included in the next release of the “regional channel” plan of the LoRa Alliance that includes all the countries you are mentioning. The doc should become public in a couple of months. Might be worth waiting a little bit.

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We already use the AS923 band that is defined in the Regional Parameters v1.0 document. Within that band a network operator can freely assign the non-standardized channels.

I can imagine our communities can hardly wait to get started, so waiting another couple of months is not really an option in my opinion.


Sorry you are completely right. You do need to define 2 frequency plans for the NETWORK side.

I was looking at it from the end-device’s perspective which gets its channel plan from the network.

Forget my previous post !

Hi all,

i’ve been doing some researches on how to implement LoRa in own 3 BTS.

What are the specific requirements needed on built them?
What devices can be use, correct gateways,m2m?
what does client needed ?

seeking for answers for it . thank you