Ceredigion County Council are creating a LoRaWAN network across the County to accelerate the Internet of Things innovation within the region.

LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) made for the Internet of Things (IoT). It is designed to allow low-powered devices and sensors to communicate with Internet-connected applications over long range wireless connections.

These sensors or devices require very low power consumption and work off batteries or energy-harvesting devices (typically solar), which means that they can be in place for up to 10 years without the need to replace them. The use of LoRaWan can have applications in transportation and logistics, smart buildings, ‘Smart Towns’ and agriculture. 

Lorawan Network Servers

Sensors connect and relay information/ data to the Gateways which are then connected to the internet, this information from the sensors can then be remotely accessed by individuals via secure software on a phone, tablet or computer.

Ceredigion County Council are installing the largest free-to-use public network in Wales, with the network already in use and serves businesses, private individuals and the public sector. They can use Internet of Things sensors on the network to sense, monitor, manage and report.

This can includes uses such as:

  • Temperature sensing
  • Asset tracking
  • Air quality/ pollution monitoring
  • Water quality/ pollution monitoring
  • People counting within Towns
  • Mineral monitoring in soil
  • Traffic movement

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You can view the coverage of this network as it progress via the The Things Network mapping tool - TTN Mapper

If you would like to learn more about Ceredigion County Councils LoRaWAN network and to discuss the possibility of accessing a gateway to support your organisation or business needs, please contact digidol@ceredigion.gov.uk.

Further Info. & Learning

The Things Academy: LoRaWAN Fundamentals

An online course providing everything you need to know to get started with LoRaWAN.

To enrol, please visit the LoRaWAN Fundamentals course on the Udemy website.

Learn all about LoRaWAN and The Things Network! on The Things Network website.

An education series developed by Alliot Technologies to enable an understanding of the basics of LPWAN technologies and how they can assist.