IoT revolution drives battle between standard, proprietary low power wide area networks

The growing interest in low power wide area (LPWA) networks, which are seen as a critical component to support a range of connected objects with long battery lives and low data rate requirements, is driving a battle between a mix of standard and proprietary technologies.

Proprietary technologies such as Sigfox, Ingenu and LoRa plan to make their LPWA technologies available by using unlicensed spectrum. However, these technologies are seeing increased competition from so-called cellular IoT technologies that fall under the 3GPP standardization umbrella and will operate in licensed spectrum.

FierceWireless:Europe addresses this issue in a new special report.

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