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LoRaWAN Network Servers

This page has not been fully updated to represent the latest state of the Helium Network following the migration to Solana on April 18, 2023.

A LoRaWAN Network Server ("LNS") is a vital component of a LoRaWAN network resposible for device management, message routing, and integration with application servers. LoRaWAN Network Servers play a crucial role in ensuring the scalability, reliability, and interoperability of LoRaWAN networks.

Simplified block diagram of Data Transfer Accounting.

The OpenLNS Initiative

The OpenLNS initiative allows users to deploy devices and access the Helium Network with any LNS which complies with the LoRaWAN specification.

OpenLNS delivers:

  1. Increased accessibility
  2. Accelerated device joins and a focus on increased speed
  3. Increased reliability
  4. Enabling massive scalability

Connect and Manage Devices on Helium

There are a couple of options to get started onboarding devices and connecting through a Helium LNS.

Work with a Service Provider

Professional LNS hosting companies can provide support and immediate access to a ready-to-go connectivity platform.

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Self Host an LNS

Comfortable setting up, configuring, and managing your servers? Hosting your own LNS could be a good option.

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