There were over 2 billion connected IoT devices using cellular in 2021, with cost as a major pain point for these customers.
Instead of being forced to upgrade to expensive 4G or private non-cell networks, companies using 3G for IoT deployments can switch to The Helium Network.
Benefits of Helium
Low Cost Data Transfer
𒉰Only pay based on usage. $1 per sensor per year for a device sending data every 5 minutes compared to ~$10 for GPS.
Low Cost of Hardware
🅰LoRa sensors also cost on average 50 percent less than cellular, with no need to purchase a SIM card.
Long Battery Life
𝓰LoRa devices can last up to 12 years on just two AAA batteries, meaning more uptime and less maintenance trips.
🌠Over 360K hotspots (think microcell towers) in 28K+ cities and 150+ countries, each providing up to 10 miles in range.
"It's hard to argue with Helium's exponential growth, especially when that growth is constantly creating even more reliable coverage."Connor Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, Barnacle
The Helium Network
At a Glance
- The world’s largest contiguous wireless network
- Helium Blockchain ensures data privacy and transparency of transactions (no selling user data)
- No expensive contracts that overshoot customer needs
- Built on open source standards, increasing access to open source projects that attract companies to build and utilize devices and avoid issues such as vendor lock-in