Amazon Sidewalk: A New Frontier for LoRa Developers

As a LoRa developer, staying informed about the latest advancements in IoT technology is crucial. One such development that's been making headlines is Amazon Sidewalk. In this blog post, we'll explore what Amazon Sidewalk is, why it's a public network that LoRa developers should consider, and how you can leverage it for your IoT solutions. Plus, we have some exciting news from RAKwireless to share, so make sure to stick around until the end!

What is Amazon Sidewalk?

Amazon Sidewalk is a long-range, low-bandwidth network designed to connect IoT devices. It uses the 900MHz spectrum and other frequencies to provide connectivity over long distances, making it an excellent choice for devices that need to communicate over a wide area but don't require high data rates. Importantly, Amazon Sidewalk is based on the LoRa protocol, a proven technology that has been widely adopted in the IoT industry. This makes it an exciting development for LoRa developers and businesses alike.

Why Should LoRa Developers Consider Amazon Sidewalk?

Amazon Sidewalk is a public network, meaning it's accessible to anyone who wants to use it. This is a significant advantage for LoRa developers, as it provides a ready-made infrastructure that can be used to connect IoT devices. Currently, Amazon Sidewalk is only available in the USA, making it a viable option for IoT solutions targeting the American market. With its nationwide coverage, Amazon Sidewalk presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to expand their customer base.

What Can You Do with Amazon Sidewalk?

Amazon Sidewalk opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices. From dog trackers and package trackers to soil moisture sensors, weather stations, leak sensors, mailbox sensors, pill bottles, solar panel controllers, garage door controllers, and more, Amazon Sidewalk offers a connectivity solution that bridges the gap between the smart home and the smart city.

Getting Started with Amazon Sidewalk

To start using Amazon Sidewalk, you'll need a device that's compatible with the network. Amazon provides a developer test kit that you can use to gauge the connectivity in the area where you want to deploy your product. Once you've confirmed that the connectivity is sufficient, you can start building your device.

Exciting News from RAKwireless

At RAKwireless, we're always looking for ways to empower developers and make it easier for them to build innovative IoT solutions. We're excited to announce that we have some exciting tools for Amazon Sidewalk in the pipeline. While we can't share the details just yet, we promise that they'll be worth the wait. To stay updated on our latest developments, subscribe to our newsletter. We'll keep you posted on all the exciting things we have in store!


Amazon Sidewalk presents a fantastic opportunity for LoRa developers. With its wide coverage and public accessibility, it offers a robust and reliable network for IoT devices. As we continue to explore the possibilities of this network, we invite you to join us on this journey. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on our latest developments and get ready to take your IoT solutions to the next level with Amazon Sidewalk and RAKwireless.