|LoRa network architecture. Source: Semtech||.|
LoRaWAN certification acknowledged by the LoRa Alliance guarantees interoperability of end-devices with any gateway manufacturer. However, LoRa Alliance does not specify the interface towards Network Server, thus it is implementation specific. That's why different back-end providers may have their own certification programs, like Actility does.
|Kerlink outdoor gateway and LoRaMote test device with IMST LoRa module |
as part of ThinkPark certification program content.
|Screenshot of ThingPark DeviceManager web interface.|
According to the feedback I have received, there are several other Network service providers emerged, including Lace, Loriot, Senetco, and The Things Network. I consider that as positive sign, meaning there are many parties who believe in LoRa technology. The ecosystem is stronger all the time.