LPWA Technologies: Separating Fact from Fiction

Updated: July 2016

With analysts predicting 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices coming online by 2020, there is enormous industry interest in the technology that will connect all those devices. And everyone agrees that current wireless solutions don’t fully meet this need. Enter low-power wide-area (LPWA) cellular technologies. Designed specifically for low-bandwidth, low-power IoT applications, LPWAs are poised to see huge growth over the next several years. But one question looms large: which LPWA technology will prevail?

At the moment, there is more confusion than clarity around this question. No less than seven different technologies are now being discussed. Inevitably, some will fail. Others will ultimately serve niche markets with limited use cases. For IoT device manufacturers and solution developers, betting on the wrong one could prove a costly mistake.

Download this white paper to:

  • read the similarities and differences between LPWA technologies,
  • learn advantages of standardized approaches over proprietary solutions, and
  • discover which technology is expected to emerge as the preferred LPWA solution.