LoRa Alliance® Introduces IPv6 on LoRaWAN®

FREMONT, CA, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The LoRa Alliance®, the global association of companies supporting the LoRaWAN® open standard for Internet of Things (IoT) Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN), announced today that LoRaWAN is now available through end-to-end seamless Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support. Expanding the range of device-to-application solutions using IPv6, the IoT LoRaWAN targeted market is also expanding to include the Internet standards needed for smart meters and new applications for smart buildings, industry, logistics, and homes.
The new level of IPv6 adoption simplifies and accelerates the development of secure and interoperable applications based on LoRaWAN and builds on the Alliance’s commitment to ease of use. IP-based solutions common in both enterprise and industrial solutions can now be transported over LoRaWAN and easily integrated with cloud infrastructure. This enables developers to launch web applications quickly, significantly reducing time to market and total cost of ownership.
“As digitalization continues across all market segments, it is critical to integrate multiple technologies for a complete solution,” said Donna Moore, CEO and President of the LoRa Alliance. interoperable and standards-compliant solutions. LoRaWAN now seamlessly integrates with any IP application, and end users can use both. IPv6 is the core technology behind IoT, so enabling IPv6 over LoRaWAN paves the way for LoRaWAN. Multiple new markets and greater addressability Developers and end users of IPv6 devices are recognizing the benefits of digital transformation and the Internet of Things and are creating solutions that improve lives and the environment, as well as generate new revenue streams. thanks to the proven benefits of technology. With this development, LoRaWAN once again positions itself as a market leader at the forefront of IoT.”
The successful development of IPv6 over LoRaWAN is made possible by the active collaboration of LoRa Alliance members in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to define static context header compression (SCHC) and segmentation techniques that make the transmission of IP packets over LoRaWAN very efficient. from. The LoRa Alliance IPv6 over LoRaWAN working group subsequently adopted the SCHC specification (RFC 90111) and integrated it into the main body of the LoRaWAN standard. Acklio, a member of the LoRa Alliance, has made significant contributions to supporting IPv6 over LoRaWAN and is an integral part of the development of LoRaWAN SCHC technology.
Moore continued, “On behalf of the LoRa Alliance, I would like to thank Eklio for his support and contributions to this work, and for his efforts to advance the LoRaWAN standard.”
Acklio CEO Alexander Pelov said, “As a pioneer of SCHC technology, Acklio is proud to contribute to this new milestone by making LoRaWAN natively interoperable with internet technologies. The LoRa Alliance ecosystem has been mobilized to standardize and adopt this key. Get up.” SCHC solutions conforming to this new specification are now commercially available from IoT value chain partners for global IPv6 deployments through LoRaWAN solutions. ”
The first application to use SCHC for IPv6 over LoRaWAN is DLMS/COSEM for smart metering. It was developed as a collaboration between the LoRa Alliance and the DLMS Users Association to meet the requirements of utilities to use IP-based standards. There are many other applications for IPv6 over LoRaWAN, such as monitoring Internet network devices, reading RFID tags, and IP-based smart home applications.

Post time: Aug-15-2022