LoRa-Alliance Regional Parameters Overview

  • Dave Kjendal CTO, Senet Inc. and LoRa Alliance® Regional Parameters Working Group Chair, Fremont, CA, United States
Keywords: LoRaWAN®, regional parameters, unlicensed spectrum, regulation, regulatory approval


The LoRaWAN® Regional Parameters specification defines the adaptation of the LoRaWAN® Link Layer specification to comply with the various regulations enforced throughout the world on the use of various frequency bands of unlicensed spectrum which are available. It defines default values for Link Layer parameters and channel plans. Each of the regional channel plans can be broadly characterized as dynamic channel plans, with a small number of default channels, or fixed channel plans, where all channels are defined then selectively activated by the network. Regional parameters are defined for a vast majority of countries in the world, using 9 main channel plans, and support for additional countries is regularly added.


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Author Biography

Dave Kjendal , CTO, Senet Inc. and LoRa Alliance® Regional Parameters Working Group Chair, Fremont, CA, United States

Dave Kjendal is Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer at Senet, with responsibilities for research and design, product management and product marketing. A senior executive with over 18 years of experience in high-tech innovation management and complex product development, Dave is a successful leader of large multi-site teams that have delivered dozens of leading-edge LAN/WLAN product lines, embedded and application software designs as well as ODM and OEM development models. Prior to joining Senet, Kjendal held leadership positions with industry-related technology companies including Extreme Networks as Senior Vice President Engineering, Siemens Enterprise Communications as Senior Vice President, General Manager, and as Engineering Architect for Enterasys Networks. Kjendal received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of New Hampshire and Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.


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