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Downlink and Uplink limitation - Free Dev Portal

  • 19 July 2017
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Hi,

I have a question about the uplink/downlink limitation of the dev portal : "Fair use policy applies, limited downlink and uplink capacity (average 6 uplink/hour, 2 downlink/hour)"

1 - The limit of 6 uplink/2 donwlink / hour is per device or for all my 10 max devices ?

2 - The documentation say that ack messages are considered as downlink.
So, If my device send a confirmed message to the LoRa network and 1 downlink message is available on KPN what is the result ? 1 or 2 downlink message consumed ?

3 - If there are several downlink messages on KPN, I can only read one by one so : send a data to the lora's network, wait the downlink, send another data, wait the second downlink etc. or I will receive all the downlink message in one time ?


Thanks for your help.
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Beste antwoord door Rick S. 20 July 2017, 12:25

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Hi @LoRa45,

Welcome to our LoRa Community! 😁

Great choice to place your questions on the forum. In this way, I can help you with your questions but other users can also help you or learn from your questions πŸ˜‰

Below are the answers to your questions:

1 - The limit of 6 uplink/2 donwlink / hour is per device or for all my 10 max devices ?

For downlink messages there is a limit of 3 messages per hour. There is no limitation determined for uplink messages. These limitations apply per device

2 - The documentation say that ack messages are considered as downlink.
So, If my device send a confirmed message to the LoRa network and 1 downlink message is available on KPN what is the result ? 1 or 2 downlink message consumed ?

It is correct that we see acknowledgements as a downlink message. This means that if you send a confirmed message to the network, you have consumed 2 downlink messages

3 - If there are several downlink messages on KPN, I can only read one by one so : send a data to the lora's network, wait the downlink, send another data, wait the second downlink etc. or I will receive all the downlink message in one time ?

If there are several downlink messages on the network a queue arises. This means that you can read it one by one

I hope I've answered all your questions. I'm happy to hear if I can help you any further.
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Hi @LoRa45

I can understand your confusion. When I checked the information on the Developer portal, following your message, I saw these terms. In my opinion this information is not very clear. That's why I reported this and asked for a change.

The limitations I have sent you in my answer are the right terms.
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Hi @LoRa45

You're welcome! 😁

The downlink messages on the Developer portal are unconfirmed. But as you also know the Developer portal is for testing. When you are going to use our network and get a subscription the downlink messages (and uplink messages) are confirmed.
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Indeed, de uplink messages can be confirmed with the Dev portal πŸ˜‰
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Great!! 😎

Have a nice weekend! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.
Concerning the uplink/downlink limitation, why on the documentation there is "Fair use policy applies, limited downlink and uplink capacity (average 6 uplink/hour, 2 downlink/hour)" ? How I must understandd them ?

Thanks for your help ! ☺️
Thanks for all :)

Last question : The downlink message are confirmed or unconfirmed ?
Thanks it's for adjust my program for my testing device.
The uplink message can be confirmed with the dev portal of this feature is only with a subsciption ?
Thanks a lot, all is OK for me πŸ˜€

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