IOT TestBeds

Pervasive Nation

Pervasive Nation is Ireland’s Internet of Things testbed operated by CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks headquartered at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

Pervasive Nation is based on Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking technology.

The objective of Pervasive Nation is to build an Internet of Things testbed of scale which will become a resource for industry, government and academia and act as a strong catalyst for Internet of Things research and innovation.

The Pervasive Nation infrastructure uses the latest off-the-shelf LPWAN technologies, software-defined radio and Application Enablement Platform (AEP) technologies.

These provide end-to-end connectivity allowing users to shape the future of Internet of Things. Pervasive Nation is particularly suited to the connectivity and networking of small, simple devices in difficult to reach locations or in remote areas. These devices would normally require battery operation or have only small energy scavenging needs and require a low data rate.


Our Open Software Defined Architecture supports:

  • New IoT sensing & actuation technologies
  • Validation of new IoT gateways, IoT network 
servers and radio access technologies
  • Cyber-physical security, authentication & algorithm development for device provisioning and testing in a deployed environment
  • Virtualised, cognitive and mutualised IoT networking
  • IoT network-network integration and data exchange
  • New business model validation, including the roles of future IoT private and public network operator and service providers
Academic Partners

Pervasive Nation is headquartered at Trinity College Dublin and is present on nine other Irish third level campuses: Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Ulster and TSSG at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Pervasive Nation is supported by Science Foundation Ireland after CONNECT won a Research Infrastructures Award in January 2016.

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