LPWA Applications: Smart Water Management

LPWA Technology Unleashes Smart Water Innovation

The need for smarter water management has never been greater. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity by 2025, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.

By enabling two-way communications between meters and water utilities, Internet of Things (IoT) applications can play a major role in conserving water. But to date, IoT adoption in water management has been slow because water management organizations are only given two options: proprietary wireless technologies with lots of complexity and limited scale, or higher-cost cellular technology designed for higher-bandwidth applications.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • How standards-based low-power wide-area (LPWA) wireless technologies are making IoT water management applications simpler, more scalable, and less expensive
  • Why utilities and OEMs have been reluctant to invest heavily in proprietary LPWA technologies
  • The three 3GPP LPWA technologies

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