To support the expected communication needs of the Internet of Things, IoT, with more than three billion connections by the end of 2020 as predicted by Strategy Analytics, several low power wide area, LPWA, radio technologies are been developed and pushed to the market by the communications industry. The use cases or applications that the IoT will make possible are being widely discussed: wearables, asset tracking, metering, etc. But, is there any advantage or added value for the traditional networking or enterprise communications market?
We should all be in agreement that technological change in our society and the globalized world is becoming more palpable with each passing year. Technology is not only the source of acceleration of the change, but it is also in itself changing and evolving in leaps and bounds.
If 2017 saw how technology use and the digital transformation began to be visible as a key aspect in all sectors, then 2018 will see that visibility begins to increase.
As mentioned in previous posts, IoT is an uprising concept that will change the world in which we live allowing a more efficient communication between devices. One of the technologies that is making a name for itself among other competitors in the low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) is LoRa.
One of the most talked about concepts in the technology industry today is the Internet of Things (or as it´s also known, IoT). Still in its infancy, the IoT phenomenon spans many áreas from everyday objects and the automotive sector, to its integration in cities giving rise to Smart Cities.
To support the further growth and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) the mobile industry is developing and standardising a new class of GSM technologies focused on IoT, which is called Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. These technologies enable the new IoT services to expand and be more competitive and hence that is why it has the following advantages.