When IoTNET HUNGARY was founded in 2015, it set out to build and operate wireless networks. Initially, we focused on LoRa technology and its compatible applications, which included the networking and the testing of the latest products in real-world environments. Later, we expanded to NB-IoT and its related technologies.

The main reason for setting up our LoRa network is to create a network that enables cities, municipalities and all other users to successfully meet their IoT needs.

The LoRaWAN network in Budapest is open for universities and development teams, so applications and solutions are constantly being tested.

The map shows our base stations installed and our increasing LoRa coverage >>


  • We provide LoRa communication services in and around Budapest.
  • we are building a network throughout the country
  • We distribute the products and services of our partners, including hardware, software and more.
  • We develop a unique IoT software solution tailored to the needs of our customers.
  • We provide NB-IoT solutions throughout the country.

Technical details


The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 15 km away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.

LoRa stands for Long Range. It’s a low power and wide area (LPWA) radio network technology for Internet of Things.

    Main features:
  • long range: urban 5-8 km, rural: over 15 km
  • low data rate (average 1300 bps)
  • data security (AES128)
  • low energy consumption -> long battery life (can be 5-10 years)

LoRa radio standard developed by Semtech is capable of point-to-point connections. Based on this technology LoRaWAN (open standard, maintained by the LoRa Alliance) defines networking capabilities. Using LoRaWAN a huge number of end devices can communicate to one gateway which sends every data packet in real-time (through a secured channel of the public internet) to the central server for further handling, analization etc.

If you want to know about deeper details of the technology, please click here.


NB-IoT (Narrowband-IoT) enables wireless communication between machines almost anywhere. NB-IoT devices can communicate even in hard-to-reach places (behind a thick concrete wall, a lower level of an underground car park, etc.) for about 10 years, thanks to their low power consumption.

Narrowband-IoT gets its name from its 180kHz bandwidth, which is very narrow compared to 4G, which has a bandwidth of 1.4 to 20 MHz. This solution is much smaller in power and more in range than traditional mobile communications. NB-IoT is optimal if you need to collect a small amount of data through many sensors, even in hard-to-reach areas. The technology is based on existing cellular networks, so it must meet the stringent quality requirements of traditional cellular networks, but at a much lower device cost.

    Main features:
  • Bandwidth: 250 kbit/s
  • Delay: 1.6s–10s
  • Duplex mode: Half Duplex
  • frequency: 180 kHz
  • Low power consumption -> High battery life (approx. 10 years)

LoRaWAN™ network service

Our LoRa network supported by Flashnet's LoRaWAN server is avaliable in the downtown of Budapest and in some outer districts. This network is affordable, capable of serving any kind of sersors with real-time, two-way communication while the sensors data can be reached through the internet.

In case of availability we are providing LoRaWAN services on our existing network based on the number of sensors, applications, and other parameters.

We are interested in building separte island like networks regardless of it’s size in case of demand.

IoT products sale

Our LoRa product portfolio satisfies a big range of user needs and we are continuously working on expanding this range with international and national partners. The main benefit of these products is it’s affordability regarding the device’s cost and the operating costs as well.

    User demands, which are already satisfied:
  • remote reading of any kind of utility meter
  • indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring
  • electric device monitoring
  • person and asset tracking
  • smart parking
  • utility cabinet monitoring


If you are interested in, or have any questions about our products, please contact us!




    Intelilight in Szada
    (march 2015)

    Deployment of Flashnet’s Intelilight system in cooperation with RWE, T-Systems and Flashnet on the LoRa network provided by Iotnet. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the real-time individual control and monitoring of street lighting cabinets.

      Deployed devices:
    • Kerlink gateways / 868 MHz SRD band LoRa™ bidirectional communication capabilities
    • Embedded, remote and open low power communication station
    • Open development framework based on standard Linux OS
    • WAN connectivity over GPRS/EDGE/3G or Ethernet

    LoRaWAN™ Network Management Server connects the base stations and manages all connected devices. inteliLIGHT® Streetlight Control Software allows the remote control of the street lighting system and 24/7 grid monitoring with advanced Smart City add-ons

    Intelilight in cooperation with Tracon
    (may 2016)

    In order to demonstrate the capabilities of the Intelilight system one gateway and seven lamp controllers are provided by Flashnet and deployed at Tracon’s site. These lamp controllers are providing continous monitoring and controlling of the lamps on a preset schedule. Remote access to the lamps is possible with LoRaWAN™ Network Management Server and inteliLIGHT® Streetlight Control Software.

    Taxi station monitoring at Ritz-Carlton Budapest
    (december 2016)

    In cooperation with the Centre for Budapest Transport smart parking sensors were installed for 24/7 taxi station monitoring. The information on whether a parking space is empty or not is forwarded to the Centre for Budapest Transport where the data is used in the already existing city management software.

    Rail temperature measurement at the Eastern Railway Station
    (jun 2020)

    In a joint project between Máv and IoTNET Hungary were looking for a solution to monitor the temperature of the rails remotely. In summer, the temperature of the rails usually exceeds 45 degrees, but measures must be take to reduce the speed of trains or even miss flights in an area that would endanger the safety of people if the same temperature is exceeded. As local temperature measurement is time and human-intensive, we installed 3 rail temperature sensors at the Eastern Railway Station, which provide remote monitoring of the current temperature of the rails.



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    Budapest, Hungary 1133


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