Low-power, wide area networks (LPWAN) are on the rise, and it’s time to jump on that bandwagon with over 50% of IoT connections expected to use their services by 2025.
And Kaleido Intelligence predicts cellular LPWAN will generate $2.3 billion in recurring connectivity revenue by 2027—it’s clear they can no longer be ignored as a valid, and profitable option for IoT connectivity.
Join us on a deep dive into what LPWAN is, its benefits, and its use cases.
Why is LPWAN important?
Some might wonder what use that kind of technology might have in our modern, fast-paced world, but there’s plenty of bite behind LPWAN’s bark.
It’s best unleashed at low-end IoT applications that are cost-sensitive and:
– Involve a large number of devices, often spread across a big area
– Need to operate independently for years at a time
LPWAN tech puts an end to it all.
When to use LPWAN tech
We should all know by now that the PSTN switch-off is already underway and set to be completed by 2025. And the focus has largely been on migrating devices to fibre or 4G and 5G.
However, not all devices have the same needs. And with the 2G and 3G sunset on the horizon, there are even more devices that don’t have a suitable home.
High latency and low speeds vs low latency and high speeds
High latency and low speeds can work for solutions that need information from things like meters, environmental monitoring, or farming, at the most optimal price point.
Low latency and high speeds suit solutions that need information for things like retail payments, e-healthcare, or asset management.
Depending on the tech used, some of these latencies and speeds can mean it’ll match 2G and even 3G’s performance levels. And on the other side of the coin, LPWAN can offer a great alternative for hard-to-reach areas in dense areas or over large ranges.
Don’t let LPWAN overwhelm you
You need an expert to help guide you so you’re not in a twist over the long list of requirements. Plus, they’ll help you avoid the complexity of building connectivity yourself so your projects don’t face unnecessary delays.
If you want to offer seamless connectivity for your solutions, then get in touch with one of our IoT connectivity experts.