Everynet, which bills itself as the world’s largest operator for national LoRaWAN networks, announced its plans for launching a LoRaWAN IoT network in the U.S.
Everynet is using Crown Castle’s tower assets, initially targeting the top 36 metropolitan areas and key corridors across the U.S. It’s expected to go live by the end of 2021.
Everynet will be putting its infrastructure on Crown Castle’s towers, of which it has 40,000 in the U.S., as well as rooftops and other structures. The privately-held IoT company also has access to key logistics intersections, airports, seaports and interstate crossings, according to Tom Nelson, chief customer officer of Everynet.
One of the operative words used to describe the new offering is “carrier grade,” and yes, it will be competing with the IoT networks offered by wireless carriers in the U.S. In fact, wireless carriers could even become customers of Everynet, which expects to serve mobile network operators, MVNOs and ISPs.