The Things Network raises over 250.000 euro through Kickstarter to build a global IoT network

The production of their low-cost gateway can start now

In only 8 days The Things Network managed to reach their goal of raising 150.000 euro through Kickstarter to fulfill their mission to create a global, open and free Internet of Things Network. And now they reached the end of their campaign over 250.000 euro in pledges.

30 days ago The Things Network launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource the a cheap and usable gateway that is at the center of their open and free Internet of Things network.


“This is a major step in fulfilling our mission of creating a global, open and free Internet of Things network. By the people and for the people. We can now start the development of our cheap and usable gateway that will accelerate the roll out of the network.„ Wienke Giezeman - Initiator The Things Network

The Things Network started as an experiment in Amsterdam and spread like wild fire across the world last three months.

Now the Kickstarter has succeeded pre-orders are taken at http://shop.thethingsnetwork.com

Some impressive statistics

The countries in which gateways were ordered are The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Italy, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Greece, France, Finland, Denmark, United States, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, South Korea, Pakistan, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Luxembourg, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ukraine, Czech Republic, India, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Thailand, Russia, Colombia, Poland and Hong Kong.

These cities will have free internet of things data network: Amsterdam, London, Hever, Tromso, Madrid, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Hoegaarden, Trieste, Luxemburg, Hilvarenbeek, Cambridge, Breda, Sittard-geleen, Noordwijkerhout, Athens, Zurich, Clermont-Ferrand, Hvidovre, Rotterdam, The Hague, Berlin, Paris, Cambridge, MA, Etterbeek, Antwerp, Coevorden, Newcastle upon Tyne, Vlaardingen, Umea, Groningen, Amersfoort, Hsinchu City, Ammerzoden, Karlsruhe, Holzerlingen, Barcelona, Lahore, Lugano, Oxford, Nieuwegein, Stuttgart, Aarau, Zeist, Guadaloupe, Zaandam, Leiden, Leipzig, Arnhem, Almere, Stockholm, Hoofddorp, Den Bosch, Laren, Dunkirk, Vienna, Giesen, Linz, Bodelshausen, Flensburg, Bochum, Holzgerlingen, Singen, Haarlem, Berkshire, Beverwijk, Helsinki, Germantonw, Baar, Zoetermeer, St. Gallen, Fleet, Luxembourg, Grenoble, Musselkanaal, Roosendaal, Methuen, North Sydney, Reinach, Puderbach, Hasselt, Islington, Muri bei Bern, Dokkum, Warrington, Bedford Hills, NY, Zeewolde, New York, Montfort, Melbourne, Twekesbury, Alkmaar, Kiev, Jessheim, Apeldoorn, Aalter, Assen, Wellesley Hills, MA, Frankfurt, Harderwijk, Bavel, Dallas, TX, Grootegast, Dordrecht, Boxtel, Enschede, Lherm, Bangkok, Moscow, Bogota, Edinburgh, Aslsmeer, Perth, Conshohocken, PA, Sneek, Bremen, Zuienkerke, Kochi, Dortmund, Aalborg, Purmerend, St?fa, Hong Kong, Bremen, IN, Colorado Springs, CO, Warnsveld, Helmond, Emmen, Delft, Berne, Amstelveen, Lomma, Miami Beach, FL, Atlanta, GA, Elst, Merksem, Wijchen, Meyzieu

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