LoRaWAN Technology

A worldwide Internet of Things protocol offering secure, low cost and flexible solutions to a wide range of business problems.


What is LoRaWAN?

LoRaWAN is a low-power wide-area network which wirelessly connects battery-operated devices to the Internet. LoRa technology is widely used and rapidly growing due to its security, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. It has a wide scope of applications, including smart cities (scheduling streetlights, time for bins to be emptied, and detecting anti-social behaviours are only a few examples), smart buildings (monitoring Co2, legionella, damp, and so on as well as water and waste management. More than half of all IoT (Internet of Things) solutions are estimated to be best suited for LoRaWAN connectivity. We are a leading provider of LoRaWAN infrastructure in the UK, reaching more than 4.8 million homes.

What is LoRa Technology?

LoRa is short for long range. It’s a connectivity technology that offers secure, low power data transmission over greater distances for IoT applications.

Key Features of LoRaWAN

Long Range
Long RangeLong range and deep indoor coverage for underground and hard-to-reach places
Low Cost
Low CostLow connectivity costs as well as low installation and lifetime costs for hardware
Low Power
Low PowerBattery-powered devices with a long life of several years
High Capacity
High CapacityEach gateway can support millions of data transmissions per day
ScalableSecure central control of multiple devices multicast functionality
StandardisationGlobal open standard technology for interoperability adoption and scalability
SecureEmbedded end-to-end AES-128 data encryption ensures optimal privacy and protection
Geo-LocationEnhanced mobility tracking using sensor geo-location capabilities
Global Roaming
Global RoamingGlobal roaming between other LoRaWAN networks

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Why LoRa®?

The success of your IoT solution relies on a network that can deliver information securely, reliably, efficiently and economically. LoRa technology has been gaining global adoption at a tremendous pace and optimising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) for businesses, government bodies and organisations.

IoT Smart network of networks technology comparison

How does LoRa compare with NB-IoT and Sigfox?

A LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) is designed to deliver the greatest coverage for the lowest power consumption, and at the lowest cost, while still maintaining sufficient real-world data throughput. We have compared LoRa to NB-IoT and Sigfox across different areas.

(Fig 1. NB-IoT – from R1-157741, Summary of NB-IoT evaluations results, 3GPP RAN1#83, Nov 2015. Sigfox, and LoRa – from LoRaWAN: a technical overview of LoRa and LoRaWAN, LoRa Alliance, Nov 2015.)

Range and Bandwidth of network

What are the business use cases for LPWANs?

The cost and functionality gap between mobile and local-area networks has been filled by LPWAN technologies, which enable low power, long range sensor applications where only small amounts of data are required. IoT solutions such as smart waste, smart parking, smart lighting, transportation management, healthcare monitoring and air quality monitoring are a perfect fit for LPWANs.


LoRaWAN Complements Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Mobile

Like Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN operates in the unlicensed band and supports indoor applications. Like mobile, LoRaWAN technology is highly secure from end devices to the application server and is suitable for outdoor applications. LoRaWAN technology offers an efficient, flexible and economical connectivity solution ideal for IoT. Simple sensor data can fuel analytics platforms, such as those for artificial intelligence and machine learning. These require data diversity which is made possible by low cost LoRaWAN-enabled sensors.

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