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Only Sierra Wireless has the Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) solutions, fully integrated device-to-cloud platform, and expertise to help you deploy the right LPWA technology for your application.

Sierra Wireless has been actively shaping the LPWA discussions within the 3GPP standards body since 2010. LPWA technologies open up new low-bandwidth IoT applications for cellular including many industrial, smart city, smart home, and agriculture applications.

The drivers behind the adoption of this new technology are what we refer to as the 4Cs:


Reducing the R&D and operational costs associated with cellular-enabled IoT applications


Lowering the power of IoT applications to enable 10+ years of battery life


Extending cellular connectivity into underground spaces, building and rural environments


Increasing the number of connected devices that can transmit data in a condensed area

Today there are two leading LPWA technologies that are rolling out now with network operators globally that are expected to have over 690M connected devices on them in the next 5 years:

LTE-M (eMTC), supporting up to 350kbps data rates, voice, roaming, and ideal for real-time fixed or mobile applications.

NB-IoT, supporting up to 65kbps data rates and ideal for simpler static sensor applications.

View infographic and white papers below for more information on LPWA.

Discover the Benefits of Cellular LPWA Over Proprietary Protocols

Learn about the differences between 3GPP-standard LPWA technologies and proprietary ones and the advantages of cellular LPWA over proprietary technology.

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What is LPWA?

See what you need to know about available LPWA technologies before you start development.

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Low Power, High Returns Making the Most of Today’s Wireless Technologies

Learn how to increase efficiency and ROI by managing data wisely with today's wireless technologies.

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Coverage Analysis of LTE-M Category-M1

Discover why LTE-M can support a wide array of IoT applications to help increase volume and drive economies of scale.

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Evaluation of LTE-M Towards 5G IoT Requirements

LTE-M, a machine-focused variant of the 3GPP LTE standard, is designed to meet the high-coverage, low-cost, and low-power consumption requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Sierra Wireless Devices

LPWA Modules

The HL78 series of modules offer ultra low power, high transmit power and added security for your devices connecting to Cat-M and NB-IoT networks across the globe.

AirLink® LX40

AirLink LX40 - Networking Solutions - Sierra Wireless

The AirLink® LX40 is a compact LTE router offering “out-of-the box” LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity that is simple to install. The LPWA (Low-Power Wide Area) variant is great for applications where low data rates, enhanced cellular coverage and global deployment are required.

AirLink® LX60

Sierra Wireless - Networking Solutions - LX60

The AirLink® LX60 provides LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi for primary and secondary/backup retail applications including ATMs, kiosks, and POS terminals. The LPWA (Low-Power Wide Area) variant is perfectly suited for low data rate industrial IoT applications.

Case Study

Liveable Cities Enables Smart City Traffic Management Via Street Light Infrastructure

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