LPWA Technologies: Separating Fact from Fiction

Updated: March 2018

With analysts predicting 15 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices coming online by 2021, there is enormous industry interest in the technology that will connect all those devices. And everyone agrees that traditional wireless solutions don’t fully meet this need. Enter low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies. Designed specifically for high coverage, 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?

Over the last couple years, there has been some clarity around this question but certainly confusion remains. 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 most likely to emerge as the long-term LPWA solution.

For the translated Korean version, click here.

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