The Things Network wants to make every city smart – starting with Amsterdam

Amsterdam is set to become a ‘connected city,’ with the launch of a new Internet-of-Things wireless network that will allow objects to transmit data between each other – and The Next Web is helping to bring it to life. The Things Network is a first-of-its-kind system that uses low-power, low-bandwidth...
The Things Network wants to make every city smart – starting with Amsterdam

Amsterdam is set to become a ‘connected city,’ with the launch of a new Internet-of-Things wireless network that will allow objects to transmit data between each other – and The Next Web is helping to bring it to life.

The Things Network is a first-of-its-kind system that uses low-power, low-bandwidth LoRaWAN technology to cover the city with a wireless signal that allows objects like boats, trash cans and street lights to become tools for developers. Unlike other ‘smart city projects’, this one is entirely crowdsourced by citizens and was put together in just six weeks.

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