The Things Network is building a network for the Internet of Things by creating abundant data connectivity, so applications and businesses can flourish.
The technology we use is called LoRaWAN and it allows for things to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions.
It features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth. Perfect for the internet of things.
What’s that ? How does it works ? See https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/
This is the general thread for discussing the project; the thread is also visible on its page at https://www.fablabs.io/projects/the-things-network-building-a-fully-distributed-internet-of-things-data-infrastructure-in-france