Rosstandart Approves LoRaWAN Protocol Standard for the Internet of Things Market
Rosstandart approved the second series of national standards in the field of Internet of things, sensor networks and industrial Internet of things technologies. The documents were developed by Technical Committee 194 "Cyber-physical systems" on the basis of 123. Among the approved documents is one of the most popular protocols of the Internet of things LoRaWAN RU.
The standard for the LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Networks) Protocol is approved in the form of a preliminary national standard (PNST) “Information technologies. The Internet of things. Exchange Protocol for high-capacity networks with a long range and low energy consumption”. It defines a nationally optimized LoRaWAN network protocol and system architecture for battery-powered mobile and fixed end devices.
The LoRaWAN Protocol can be used for the management of utilities and transport infrastructure, agriculture, mining and petrochemical industries, and other industries. It is characterized by high energy efficiency, the ability to transmit data over long distances, the ability to support bidirectional communication, as well as flexible bandwidth adaptation. In 2019, the standard received the support of international experts LoRa Alliance and was approved for use as a regional specification for the Russian market LoRaWAN RU.
“Recognition of the dominant global LoRaWAN technology as a preliminary national standard will open access to the most advanced and flexible Internet of things protocol of LPWAN class to date for those government customers for whom domestic certification of the equipment and technology used is important. In addition, this is a big step towards the harmonization of international and domestic standards, which will necessarily simplify the international roaming of IOT subscriber devices. The Association of the Internet of things of Russia, which includes “ER-Telecom holding” JSC, together with TC 194, carried out a lot of work on the adaptation of LoRaWAN to domestic regulations and frequency restrictions. I am sure that the fact of standard approval will give a good boost to the development of Russian market of network and subscriber LoRaWAN equipment, as well as accelerate the growth of network coverage of this class in Russia”, — comments Victor Ratnikov, vice president of B2B and IoT innovations of “ER-Telecom Holding”.
Along with the LoRaWAN standard, six other regulatory and technical documents in the field of the Internet of things, sensor networks and the industrial Internet of things have been approved. The new standards regulate the issues of terminology and reference (standard) architectures. The documents can be used in practical work at all levels: from inclusion in educational courses for specialized specialists to a “ready-to-use start-up package” for independent developers of products and services in the IT market.
Experts of the Internet of things Association, ER-Telecom, Kaspersky Lab, JSC, Skoltech, Lartech, Infowatch, JSC, RZhD, JSC, MegaFon, PJSC, Gazprom Neft, PJSC, Rostelecom, PJSC and other organizations participated in the development of standards.
“The approved standards were the result of consistent and constructive work of market participants on the basis of the Technical Committee "Cyber-physical systems". The appearance of these documents is an important step for the development of new products using the Internet of things technology in Russia. The format of the preliminary national standards leaves an opportunity for their further development and modification, and after testing and taking into account the feedback of the market, the standards can move to the rank of GOST R. Such a flexible format for the development and adoption of documents is especially important for regulatory and technical regulation of the emerging high-tech market”, — said Anton Shalayev, head of Rosstandart.
“Standards solve the crucial task of ensuring the engineering interoperability of various digital solutions. Every year, more and more market participants “vote” for openness and common rules of the game, actively joining the expert work on the creation of regulatory and technical documents. The approved standards have become the second full-fledged series of standards for the IoT market. Thanks to them, the design and development of various IoT systems in Russia will become easier and more accessible”, — commented Nikita Utkin, head of the 123 programs and chairman of the Cyber-Physical Systems TC.
The list of approved preliminary national standards can be found at
the official website of the Technical Committee “Cyber-physical systems”.