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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The GSMA's Mobile IoT Initiative is helping to support the industry deliver commercial LPWA solutions in licensed spectrum.
However, an additional 730 million connections will be enabled by LPWA technology, taking the total figure to just over one billion.
LPWA networks are an emerging, high-growth area of the IoT that complement and extend conventional wide area networks that make use of 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technologies.
Everynet is a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology pioneer and network operator with networks around the globe including the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are new types of network to address a large number of IoT/M2M applications that are not feasibly addressed using 2G/3G cellular networks, either due to cost, coverage or battery life limitations.
Senet is dedicated to supporting the LoRaWAN protocol as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity for IoT solutions across all industries.