1. What is Helium?
A People-Powered Network is a new form of wireless network – it’s called Helium. It’s completely decentralized and made up of thousands of hotspots owned by individuals or organizations alike. The network is constructed on LoRaWAN® wireless technology. In metropolitan areas, the range is 2 km, while in rural locations it expands up to 15 kilometers.
There are over 230,000 hotspots in the Helium network, including all major cities on Earth, and more are being added every day. It is the world’s fastest-growing wireless network ever created.
The founders wanted to create an independent alternative to the existing networks which are controlled by big corporations that leverage their power for profits without thinking about user experience or ethics of all aspects of using the internet. Functionality was just one part of the problem, but there were more important issues that needed solving – especially when it came to private data.
2. How does Helium work?
To become a part of Helium’s global network, you need at least one wireless hotspot with LoRaWAN connectivity, which is connected to the internet. It should be able to establish a direct connection with Helium’s datacenter through the nearest gateway – this will ensure that no one else can intercept your data, which you send over the airwaves.
3. Who can join Helium?
Anyone can join the new decentralized network by installing Halium hotspot miner. Those hotspots are Internet of Things ready and can connect lots of LoRaWAN – ready devices. This includes numerous IoT sensors, etc.
4. Why was HeliumMart created?
Around Helium network a whole new ecosystem of IoT startups has born. One of them is HeliumMart, providing Helium hotspot miners, servces and other IoT products. The company is fast growing Internet of Things provider with big community around the world.
5. What makes HeliumMart unique?
We have great partnerships with some of the biggest IoT suppliers in the world, as well as dedicated team, providing expertise in this fast growing field.
6. Benefits of Helium
- Helium is new, so it doesn’t have market saturation
- Even though there are competitors on the market, Helium has an edge with their network, which is being widely tested by users all over the world
- The network is decentralized, owned by ordinary people or various organizations, not big corporations that leverage their power for profits
- The network provides good coverage both in rural and urban areas due to the LoRaWAN wireless standard
- Data protection and security are top priorities in every aspect of the project from its technology to user experience