For questions about LoRaWAN, a network protocol for low-power long-range applications.

LoRaWAN is an open network protocol created and maintained by the LoRa Alliance. It uses the proprietary radio modulation (which is also used by other protocols) in the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands.

There are several free/public LoRaWAN networks (some local, some global) which offer a good alternative to attempting to set up your own infrastructure. See for example The Things Network