The Go-to technology for Low Power Wide Area Networks Everywhere
LoRaWAN, low power, wide area network is a LoRa Technology protocol designed to wirelessly connect battery operated things or devices to the Internet. It is a widely used technology that is secure, scaleable and it is estimated more than half of all IoT solutions will be best suited for LoRaWAN connectivity.
Key Features of LoRa Technology
Long range and deep indoor coverage covering underground and in hard-to-reach places
Low connectivity costs as well as low installation and lifetime costs for hardware
Global roaming between other LoRaWAN networks
Embedded end-to-end AES-128 encryption of data ensures optimal privacy and protection
Battery-powered devices with a long life of several years
Global open standard technology for interoperability adoption and scalability
Secure central control of multiple devices multicast functionality
Each gateway can support million of data transmissions per day
Enhanced mobility tracking using sensor geo-location capabilities
The success of your IoT solution relies on a network that can deliver information securely, reliably, efficiently and cost effectively. The LoRa Technology has been gaining global adoption in a tremendous pace, Industry analyst IHS Market projects that 43% of all LPWAN connections will be based on LoRa by 2023. LoRa Technology is realizing the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT).
How is LoRa compared with NB-IoT and Sigfox?
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 NB-IoT against LoRa and Sigfox in all 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.)
Where Does LPWANs Fit
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, Moisture Monitoring are 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 applications. 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.