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MoRENet team participated from 17-21 February in the Workshop on LPWAN Solutions for the Internet of Things at Makerere University, Uganda
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MoRENet and ARECOM technicians participate in the Workshop on LPWAN Solutions for The Internet of Things in Uganda

A team formed by MoRENet and ARECOM participated in the Workshop on LPWAN for The Internet of Things, from 17-21 February 2020 at Makerere University, Uganda.

 Four NREN's (National Research and Education Networks) participated in this Workshop, namely: The Kenya Education Network (KENET), the Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet), the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) and Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU). In addition to the NREN’s, other stakeholders involved in the workshop included the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), UbuntuNet Alliance, Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the Internet Society. These institutions are interested in low power and long distance network (LPWAN) solutions for the development of the education and research network interconnected through the Internet of Things.

 

NREN’s involvement in East Africa is critical to the development of Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the region, as they can host the access infrastructure to promote IoT research and serve the IoT community.

At the Workshop, long distance and low power network (LPWAN) solutions based on open standards that meet the requirements of scalability, heterogeneity, security and complexity were presented. The Things Network (TTN) was one of the solutions to provide a set of open tools and a global network to create IoT applications at low cost, with security and scalability. TTN operates by allowing users to share access to gateways. It is believed that the NRENs in the region can play a leading role in hosting this infrastructure. Because TTN allows low-bandwidth communications over long distances, it can facilitate the deployment of relevant applications for East African countries.

 

Topics:

Wireless solutions for IoT;

LoRa and LoRaWAN protocols;

Prototyping of sensor plates;

Planning and implementation of an LPWAN network;

Data collection and visualization.

 

The Workshop is organized in collaboration with:

UbuntuNet Alliance

Internet Society

MoRENet - Mozambique Research and Education Network

Makarere University, Uganda

Kenet - Kenya Education Network

RENU - Research and Education Network for Uganda

TERNET - Tanzania Education Research Network

NSRC - Network Startup Resource Center

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