Last November, we launched the first User Appreciation Month on The People’s Network. What a year it’s been since then, with coverage growing from slightly over 11,000 Hotspots online, largely in the United States, to 277,000 Hotspots onboarded globally across 23,400+ cities and 144 countries today.
As coverage has grown on the Network, so has usage, burning $HNT out of circulation for Data Credits. Over the past 30 days, 117 million Data Credits have been used by IoT devices across the Network. This equates to a total of 117 million individual messages sent back through coverage powered by Hotspots owned and operated by the people.
With the rapid expansion of both coverage and usage on the Network, we’re excited to kick off our second annual User Appreciation Month, celebrating those in the ecosystem deploying devices and new applications. This year, there’s even more to give thanks for during the month of November 🦃. Read on to find out how you can get involved.
Usage is playing a bigger role in The People’s Network than ever before with an endless list of compatible LoRaWAN devices and customers constantly evolving. Some of the latest Network users come from a wide range of industries and include Cisco, Volvo, Accenture, and the City of San José, as well as IoT-focused companies including M3 Agriculture Technologies, Norada, Hoopo, and Lark Alert. Alongside these users, the primary use cases on the Network include asset tracking, smart agriculture, environmental monitoring, smart water monitoring, and logistics and supply chain.
In addition to LoRaWAN usage, our recent DISH partnership and GigSky roaming announcements for Helium 5G also provide the opportunity for future usage of the first consumer-deployed 5G Network in the US and, hopefully soon, globally.
To celebrate all of this usage and more during the month of November, we will be:
- Sharing additional resources on usage for those who want to get involved with the incredibly inexpensive and ubiquitous coverage of the Network (it’s, literally, fractions of a penny to send a packet of data).
- Hosting events with our Console Integration partners, some of whom include Datacake, Ubidots, TagoIO, and Microsoft Azure IoT Hub.
- Celebrating with events on our social media channels (give us a follow on Twitter to stay up to date 🙌).
- Giving back to the Helium Community’s new and existing users.
In the spirit of appreciation and giving back, every week during User Appreciation Month we’ll randomly choose 20 active Console users to receive giveaways, like 1 million Data Credits, exclusive Helium Console merch, IoT devices, Console Integration subscription packages, and other surprises 🎁. Recipients will be privately notified at the end of each week.
We define active Console users as those with Console accounts that have transferred device data during the duration of the program.
The four weeks of giveaways start on Tuesday, November 2nd, and end on Friday, November 26th.
If you’re an active user, keep doing what you’re doing. If you’re not an active user, now’s the time to sign up with Console, and start sending device data. Sign up for a free Console account to get started here.
New to the Helium Network? Read the latest on the Console 2.0 release, check out Helium Docs tutorials, Console Tips & Tricks videos, Harnessing Helium episodes, and The Uplink webinars to get started using coverage 🌟.
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