Press release

DEKRA accredited as LoRa AllianceTM authorized test house for the new South Korea ISM band (KR920)

DEKRA certifies for the Internet of Things

DEKRA certifies for the Internet of Things


  • Four accredited DEKRA  testing facilities in key locations worldwide
  • Testing scope for three different radio frequency bands: EU868, US915 and KR920

Málaga, July 2017 – DEKRA’s LoRa Alliance authorized test houses can now perform testing and certification services for South Korean products which work in the ISM band KR920, under the LoRaWANTM certification program. 

The DEKRA LoRa Alliance authorized test houses in Málaga (Spain), Tokyo (Japan), Taipei (Taiwan) and Herndon (Virginia, USA) have extended their testing scope with the new South Korea ISM band KR920. This completes the certification testing portfolio, which already includes, radio frequency bands such as EU868 (Europe) and US915 (USA).

LoRaWAN™ (Long Range Wide Area Network) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery operated devices in a regional, national or global network. LoRaWAN targets requirements of the Internet of Things such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services. LoRaWAN has been specified and promoted by the LoRa Alliance, a non-profit organization. The associated certification program is aimed at achieving seamless interoperability of devices connected to a LoRaWAN network all over the world.

“We are very proud to cover all the relevant LoRa Alliance bands through laboratories in relevant geographic hotspots. We have seen LoRa gaining momentum rapidly among a good number of our customers and international carriers. LoRa Alliance testing is essential to answer to the new testing demands related to the Internet of Things and fully in line with our ambition to be the global partner for a safe connected world”, said Fernando E. Hardasmal, Managing Director of DEKRA Testing and Certification, S.A.U.

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Tilman Vögele-Ebering
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