Packetworx to Launch the First LoRaWAN Academy Program in the Philippines

ORTIGAS CBD, PHILIPPINES Oct. 26, 2018 – LoRaWAN® Academy, a comprehensive training regimen that gives developers a fundamental understanding of the LoRaWAN® protocol and associated Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, has collaborated with Packetworx, a leading IoT company in the Philippines, for the launch of the first LoRaWAN®Academy program in the Philippines.

‘Packetworx’s goal is to build a future-ready Philippines. With the LoRaWAN® Academy program and the support of its corporate sponsors, we will equip our next generation of innovators with the knowledge and skills to develop and operate IoT applications not just for the Philippines, but also globally,’ said Arnold Bagabaldo, CEO and Founder of Packetworx.

Packetworx is targeting 100 schools and educational institutions in 2018. The program provides university engineering programs with coursework, network equipment, kits, and necessary software to effectively teach students about LoRaWAN® protocol-based low power wide area networks (LPWANs) and applications. Coursework is developed by LoRaWAN® Academy’s corporate sponsors – companies within the LPWAN supply chain, each offering specific expertise regarding Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). The program curriculum consists of online classes, supplemental reading materials and hands-on assignments. Upon the program’s completion, students can apply their learnings by using the LoRaWAN® hardware kits and network infrastructure to build real-world IoT applications.

In the coming years, those entering the workforce with IoT and network experience will be highly sought after,’ said Steve Hegenderfer, Acting Director of LoRaWAN® Academy. ‘LoRa Technology and IoT are becoming mainstream in today’s world, connecting virtually anything to the internet via sensors and the Cloud. By enabling students in the classroom with skills that they’ll need when they hit the job market, we can better prepare the next generation of engineers for the future.’

About LoRaWAN® Academy

LoRaWAN® Academy is a hands-on, comprehensive curriculum for universities to give future and current engineers the fundamental skills needed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The curriculum includes hardware starter kits and network infrastructure as well as a comprehensive learning program for universities to adopt. The curriculum includes 10 weeks of self-paced online classes that includes video lectures, supplemental reading materials, hands-on assignments, and access to peers in a global LoRaWAN® forum. The corporate sponsors of the LoRaWAN® Academy are Kerlink, LoRa Alliance™, myDevices, Semtech Corporation, and The Things Network.

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About Packetworx

Packetworx is a technology social enterprise which focuses on enabling IoT in the Philippines. It is a member of the LoRa Alliance™, a world-wide alliance of over 500-member companies that support the standardization of LPWAN with the LoRaWAN® specification and has created a certification and compliance program to ensure interoperability among its members.

It is the official host for The Things Network in the Philippines and South East Asia. The Things Network (TTN) is the largest community of startups, businesses and developers globally building a public LoRaWAN® network.

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About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC.

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