Posted On: Feb 26, 2021

Starting today, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN customers can use the AS923-1 frequency band to connect LoRaWAN gateways and devices that are physically present in countries that support the frequency ranges and characteristics of this band. AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN enables customers to setup a private LoRaWAN network by connecting their LoRaWAN devices and gateways to the AWS cloud without developing or operating a LoRa Network Server (LNS). AS923-1 is commonly used in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan among other countries. In addition, AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN also supports the US902-928 and EU863-870 bands, commonly used in the North America and European regions, respectively.

When registering LoRaWAN gateways and devices via the AWS IoT console or APIs, customers can now select the AS923-1 frequency band for configuring gateways and device profiles. The LoRa Alliance publishes the LoRa Alliance Regional Parameters to help companies decide which frequency bands to use in their region or country. The frequency band implementation for AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN follows the recommendations in this regional parameters specification document. These regional parameters are grouped into a set of radio parameters along with a frequency allocation that is adapted to the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) Band. We recommend customers work with their compliance teams or consult with local regulatory bodies to ensure they meet any applicable regulatory requirements. To learn more, visit the developer documentation guide.