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Published: 26 February 2020

Surrey joins LoRa Alliance

The University has become an institutional member of the LoRa Alliance, a global alliance committed to enabling large scale deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) IoT.

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The LoRa Alliance, a fast-growing non-profit association of more than 500 organisations, aims to enable deployment of LPWAN Internet of Things (IoT) – opening the door to connected solutions across transportation, healthcare, smart cities and many other sectors – through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN® open standard. 

In addition to becoming an institutional member, Surrey has joined the Alliance’s Technical Committee and Security Working Group. The University will contribute its expertise in security-protocol design and formal security verification to the Security Working Group to help inform the security of current and future versions of the LoRa specifications.

Being a member of the LoRa Alliance will provide the University with many benefits including access to draft deliverables, initiating and participating in working groups as well as being in a position to help define and contribute to the LoRAWAN® open standard.

Professor Helen Treharne, the Head of the Department of Computer Science, said: "As the Head of The Department of Computer Science, I am very excited about the University becoming a member of the LoRa Alliance. We look forward to working together with their security and technical working groups to contribute our current research findings in the area of LoRaWan security to help influence the current and future standards of LoRaWAN."

 

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