The LoRa Alliance just certified three new specs designed to let LoRa networks handle over-the-air updates in a certified manner. This announcement is key mainly because LoRa’s low data transfer rates have traditionally made it difficult to send out sizable updates to end points. Together, these new specifications support and standardize firmware updates over the air (FUOTA). This capability is unique to LoRaWAN among low power wide area networks (LPWANs).
For those not familiar with the LoRa Alliance, it is an open, nonprofit association. Its members closely collaborate and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a LoRaWAN certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN protocol has been deployed by major mobile network operators globally. Connectivity is available in over 100 countries.