LoRa mesh from PyCom

Does anybody know, how many devices (nodes/routers) could be connected together by a mesh, in a realistic perspective - regarding latency when hopping and regulations of airtime by law? What area could be covered with such a mesh?

ref.: https://pycom.io/launching-mesh-networks/



The limit for devices in specified in the OpenThread docs states (1 Leader, 32 Routers, and 511 End Devices per Router). But it also notes that if there are less than 16 Routers in the network, and an End Device is also considered a Router Eligible End Device (REED) it is automatically promoted to a Router.


The area that could be covered is limited to what you would be able to achieve with a standard LoRa radio from what I can tell from their description and the documentation. So for example if you regularly get links of 10km you could probably reach out to +/-20km from your Leader Device (Gateway).

As far as the latency or regulations assuming it’s following normal LoRaWAN rules but I haven’t delved into the documentation that much yet.

Perhaps better to ask on the PyCom forum as the technology is not LoRaWAN compatible/compliant?

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Hello , i am a student and i am working on a project and i want to send a data from phpmyadmin database to a LoPy4 via LoraWan and then i want to print received data in a e-ink,anybody can help me to know how i can begin from sending data from phpmyadmin to my LoPy4.

How much data, per day, do you intend to send to this LoPy4 node ?

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LoRaWAN is not intended for downloading large amounts of data to a node, your limited by the fair access policy to 10 messages a day.

So if you want to use LoRaWAN it makes a lot of sense to work out how much data you want to move first …