Is LoRaWAN® a private or public network?

There is a lot of confusion between the terms used and promoted by the various actors. However, a consensus is emerging around the distinction between:

• operators’ "public” (also “operated”) networks and

• "private” networks where the infrastructure belongs to the customer and their site, but which may be managed by integrators or operators. In the latter case, the term “hybrid” is sometimes used, which is supposed to offer the “best of both worlds”.