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LPWAN. Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) or Low-Power Network (LPN) is a type of wireless telecommunication network designed to allow long range communications at a low bit rate among things (connected objects), such as sensors operated on a battery. Platforms and technologies References
LPWAN: Choice Overload and Confusion. The Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) space is really heating up.
Just in the last few weeks we have seen some exciting announcements, such as the Mobile IoT Initiative from GSM Association (GSMA) , and a new LPWAN public network named the Machine Network from Ingenu (formerly On-Ramp). As exciting as these announcements are, I do not believe they are positive developments for the LPWAN sector. There are too many competing technologies leading to choice overload and confusion. There is clearly a gap in the industry today that needs to be filled by LPWAN technologies. LP WAN Conference 2016. LPWA networks constitute an ideal solution for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications that necessitate wide coverage and a sparing use of energy at a limited cost.
Smart City (with its sensors embedded in an urban setting), water, gas & electricity metering, e-health, connected buildings, agriculture… these are amongst the many applications that can be potentially covered by LPWA networks and that have a very bright future ahead of them. The experts are wagering on an explosion of the number of LPWA connections in the next 8 years. According to the analyst firm Machina Research, more than 3 billion LPWA-enabled M2M connections will be deployed between now and 2023, exceeding the number of M2M cellular (2G, 3G, 4G…) connections.
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