LPWA


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LPWA

(Low Power Wide Area) An umbrella term for battery-backed, low-speed sensors that operate without human intervention for several years. Designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), unlicensed solutions include France-based Sigfox and LoRaWAN (Long Range WAN) from the LoRa Alliance.

Licensed Cellular Bands
In the licensed bands, EC-GSM (Extended Coverage GSM) uses existing GSM networks. In contrast, LTE-M and NB-IoT are "clean slate" cellular IoT technologies that are not backward compatible with the installed LTE infrastructure. See LTE for IoT.
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Because LPWA enables long-distance and low power communication, it is attracting a lot of attention from a wide variety of industries as the best suited wireless technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Advantages of LPWA compared to traditional cellular connectivity options include:
Because the complexities of all LPWA solutions are similar, costs are much more likely to be influenced by economies of scale.
According to the company, the HL Series modules provide scalability across 2G, 3G and 4G technologies and allow for worldwide deployments by enabling a path to LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network connectivity and low power consumption for solar-powered parking meters.
With clear roadmap of MTCe, NB IoT, NextG-Com positions itself to be market leaders in next generation LPWA LTE connectivity solutions for IoT/M2M market.
LPWA can be used to insert pseudonyms into Web forms that request a user's name or email address.
As the spread of IoT systems gains momentum, expectations are rising for sensor devices that support LPWA technology, which can wirelessly transmit sensor information directly to the cloud.
The GSMA's Mobile IoT Initiative is helping to support the industry deliver commercial LPWA solutions in licensed spectrum.
Ingenu is building the Machine Network, the world's largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines.
Actility and Abeeway have partnered to develop and commercialize a flexible location solution for the IoT combining the precision of GPS with the low-power, long- range capability and low cost of LPWA networks enabled by Actility's ThingPark IoT Platform.