Low-Power Wide-Area Networks for Sustainable IoT

Qin, Zhijin and Li, Frank Y. and Li, Geoffrey Ye and A. Mccann, Julie and Ni, Qiang (2019) Low-Power Wide-Area Networks for Sustainable IoT. IEEE Wireless Communications, 26 (3). pp. 140-145. ISSN 1536-1284

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LPWA networks are attracting extensive attention because of their ability to offer low-cost and massive connectivity to IoT devices distributed over wide geographical areas. This article provides a brief overview of the existing LPWA technologies and useful insights to aid the large-scale deployment of LPWA networks. In particular, we first review the currently competing candidates of LPWA networks, such as NB-IoT and LoRa, in terms of technical fundamentals and large-scale deployment potential. Then we present two implementation examples of LPWA networks. By analyzing the field-test results, we identify several challenges that prevent LPWA technologies from moving from theory to wide-spread practice.

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