In this chapter you can learn the recommended fundamentals of the technologies and services that will enable your LoRaWAN-based IoT solutions. It is intentionally minimalistic and built with a purpose to provide you a bare minimum you need to know to complete this workshop. In addition, it will also provide you with optional references to detailed information and further study.

In particular, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Key characteristics of a LoRaWAN protocol
  • How LoRa Alliance specifies the LoRaWAN protocol using LoRaWAN specifications and regional parameters
  • What software to run on a gateway to connect it to AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN
  • AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, it’s functions and components