Chapter 2|BuildUseResourcesWho Uses Helium?Build HotspotsStakeToken5GUse EnterpriseRoamSolutionsDeveloper DocsResources BlogHelium ExplorerCommunityEcosystemHelium HouseHelium: Chapter 2There were over 2 billion connected IoT devices using cellular in 2021, with cost as a major pain point for these customers.Instead of being forced to upgrade to expensive 4G or private non-cell networks, companies using 3G for IoT deployments can switch to The Helium Network.Make the Switch.Interested in learning more? Fill out this form to have an ecosystem member reach out.Benefits of HeliumLow Cost Data TransferOnly pay based on usage. $1 per sensor per year for a device sending data every 5 minutes compared to ~$10 for GPS.Low Cost of HardwareLoRa sensors also cost on average 50 percent less than cellular, with no need to purchase a SIM card. Long Battery LifeLoRa devices can last up to 12 years on just two AAA batteries, meaning more uptime and less maintenance trips.Huge CoverageOver 360K hotspots (think microcell towers) in 28K+ cities and 150+ countries, each providing up to 10 miles in range."It's hard to argue with Helium's exponential growth, especially when that growth is constantly creating even more reliable coverage."Connor Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, BarnacleThe Helium NetworkAt a GlanceThe world’s largest contiguous wireless network Helium Blockchain ensures data privacy and transparency of transactions (no selling user data)No expensive contracts that overshoot customer needsBuilt on open source standards, increasing access to open source projects that attract companies to build and utilize devices and avoid issues such as vendor lock-in Read more in our blog hereMake the Switch.Interested in learning more? Fill out this form to have an ecosystem member reach out.