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Wow, what great LPWA solutions we had the pleasure to review in this exciting challenge. A big thank you to all 134 people who submitted projects, we really appreciate your interest and energy put into this competition. An especially big thank you to all the ten nominees who put extra time and effort in discovering what they could do with the LoRa network in Gothenburg.

Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting many of you and celebrate the winners. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to:

#1 GuardPuck – Solution for preventing tempering attempts of diesel thefts, from Martin Johannesson and his team

#2 Smart Fields – System for easily measuring the moist and nutrition level, from Etteplan with Marcus Carlberg and his team

#3 Advanced Life Ring – The connected lifebuoy, activated when in contact with water, from Leon Layas


Winners in the Tele2 IoT Challenge, from the top left, GuardPuck Team, Ingrid & Rami Managing Directors Tele2 IoT, Second place Smart Fields team and last but not least The Advanced Life Ring with Leon Layas and Fredrika Bennison Marketing Tele2 IoT.


Dear Challengers,
It’s been a pleasure talking to many of you during the last weeks. Some of you have accessed the LoRa network in Gothenburg, other have managed to connect to other LPWA networks and some of you haven’t had the chance to connect to a LPWA network but have really good ideas. The jury is looking forward to ALL of your ideas and solutions! 

Maybe you need some last minute help before submitting your idea/solution or maybe you just want to interact with other people working on LoRa Low Power Wide Area solutions? Semtech, one of our fantastic sponsors, are inviting you to their LoRa Community.

Register for the LoRa Community and get access to training materials, video’s, knowledge base and FAQ, or post questions for topics not covered yet.


Challenge kick-off!

IoTChallenge LPWA goodie bags

Thanks all challengers and partners for a great start of the Tele2 IoT Challenge LPWA.

Yesterday 92 people met at Elite Hotel in Gothenburg to kick-off the Tele2 IoT Challenge LPWA. They got a goodie bag with the dev.kit and other treats from our fatastic partners. We started with a few talks to get inspired and then we split up into workshops.

Here you find all the presentations from the initial talks: Tele2 IoT Challenge kickoff presentations_ALL_20170208


Kickoff Tele2 IoT Challenge LPWA_StephenBryant

Also, don’t miss the FAQ section where you find lots of information on how to get started, how to get access to the LoRa network, how to set up your PubNub account and start exploring IBM Watson IoT Platform etc.

If you have qualified being one of the first 100  challengers to be accepted, your dev.kit will be sent to you within a couple of days.

Great energy, great discussions in the workshop, great knowledge!

We can´t wait to see what you come up with!

Help us out!

Now why did we just do a word play on the famous Marvel quote? Is it because we think D.C. Comics fucked up the Batman vs Superman movie? Is it because we are from Gothenburg? Either way, we need help! 

The new LORA network is apparently da shit. A new kind of low power network that that offers two-way communication AND it’s secure? Sign us up please! And we hope that you will join us exploring what this actually mean for us in terms of data, insights and added value for our customers. 

Or, at least you can maybe explain to us why someone can even entertain the thought that Batman would win in a fight against Superman?!? Beside our interest in super heroes we just happen to be in shipping, property and recycling.

Let’s see what we can do together, sign up for our workshop on the kick-off 

Stena Group

Stena AB’s subsidiaries are engaged in ferry operations, shipping, offshore drilling, property, finance and new business. Stena Line is an important part of Northern Europe’s business and logistics system. Stena Line currently operates 20 ferry routes, served by about 35 vessels, and also owns five ports. The company provides efficient and environmentally friendly transportation 24 hours a day, all year round.

In shipping, Stena Bulk controls about 115 tankers and gas carriers. These vessels transport crude oil, petroleum, LNG, vegetable oils and light chemicals all over the world. Most have dedicated crews from Stena’s manning company Northern Marine Group. Stena RoRo operates about 20 vessels which also contribute to flexible and fuel-efficient transportation. Many of the RoRo vessels have been converted to create customised cargo solutions for each cargo owner. This requires responsiveness to the customer and technical innovation, which is provided with the help of Stena Teknik.

Stena Drilling engages in offshore drilling. The fleet of high-tech rigs and drillships carries out oil exploration in all types of water depths. The operations are characterised by care through continuous safety work with regard to both personnel and the environment.

Stena Fastigheter (Realestate) builds and manages residential and commercial properties with a long-term focus. The company, one of Sweden’s largest private property owners, has the goal of always being the tenant’s first choice.

Stena’s investment company Stena Adactum makes long-term investments in companies with good profitability and growth potential. New activities in several areas are built and developed through active ownership.


LPWANs are designed to support use cases in which battery life can be measured in years -often 10 years or more-, ensuring a very low total cost of ownership (TCO) for mass Internet of Things applications such as connected buildings, metering, smart cities and agriculture. LoRaWAN is supported by major global network operators including Orange, Comcast, NTT, Softbank, Proximus, KPN, Swisscom etc.

Geolocation and object tracking is one of the major use cases for the Internet of Things, perhaps THE biggest use case. The elasticity of demand for tracking versus cost is enormous: if one could decrease the cost of a tracker to $1, virtually all objects would use the service.

LoRaWAN is not quite there yet, but it’s getting close!

LoRaWAN offers several tiers of geolocation services: network based and GPS based. Both offer major improvements over previous techniques.

Read the whole article from Olivier Hersent, CTO, Actility here

This white paper gives you an introductory technical overview of LoRa and LoRaWAN. Low–Power, Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) are projected to support a major portion of the billions of devices forecasted for the Internet of tings (IoT).

LoRaWAN is designed from the bottom up to optimize LPWANs for battery lifetime, capacity, range, and cost. A summary of the LoRaWAN specification for the different regions will be given as well as high level comparison of the different technologies competing in the LPWAN space.

Heard about this? If you’re a developer, we can recommend a visit to The University of PubNub. Here you find a series of lectures with hands-on code examples designed to get you started using the PubNub Data Stream Network and coding your realtime app. Taught by PubNub engineers and experts, these lectures are short, code-oriented, and designed for real-world use.


The LoRa Alliance

The LoRa Alliance™ is an open, non-profit association of members who believe that the Internet of Things era is now! Here members can collaborate and share experiences. Visit their website to learn more about the LoRa technology, download whitepapers or enter their developers’ zone for the techier ones.

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