Congress is open source!

Starting today the source code for Congress is available on GitHub under an Apache 2.0 license! The console (the one you can see at is also open sourced: The Congress server is written in Go and the console is written in TypeScript. It implements the majority of the LoRaWAN 1.1 spec but currently have no frequency management (it is on our todo list like so many other things). We’ve managed to push about 180 000 messages/minute through it so it performs reasonably well. »

Introducing Congress - the LoRa-as-a-service...service!

What is it? You probably wonder “what’s this Congress you are talking about?” just. Since the raven is our mascot we googled around a bit and settled on Congress as in “a congress of ravens”. It is - in short - a lora-as-a-service that we’ve built over the last year. Where is it? The console can be found at – register an account with Telenor CONNECT and it’s ready to use. »

Using AWS IoT with Congress

There’s a lot of different cloud IoT providers out there and Amazon is one of the biggest (if not the biggest). They started out relatively simple with EC2 and have added new services and features at a blistering pace the last few years AWS IoT is one of them. They have a fairly simple model: The devices are referred to as things (obviously), data from devices is stored in thing shadows and that’s about it. »