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LPWAN Connectivity

Got a solution deployed over a wide area that needs to stay up-and-running for long stretches of time?
We’ve got you covered with our LPWAN options—and we’ll help you pick the one that’s perfect for your business.
Staying power
Energy efficiency is the name of the game with LPWAN. With battery life lasting up to years at a time, you won’t need to worry about charging equipment or replacing batteries.

Wide-ranged
Comfortably reaching ranges of 15 miles, LPWAN keeps your solution connected over massive distances and through densely packed locales with ease.
Ease-of-use
Cost-effective, customisable and easily deployed, getting started with LPWAN is a walk in the park.

Choosing the right LPWAN connectivity

Sigfox

Minimal power consumption and a huge 15 mile range make Sigfox ideal for sending small chunks of data over long distances. It’s unmatched when it comes to remote meter reading; but it’s a great option for any remote data uplink.
  • Gauge utility usage
  • Predict maintenance issues
  • Monitor asset status

LoRa & LoRa WAN

Lora’s long-range, low-power communication protocol makes it great for connecting equipment in wide open spaces.

Because it’s open-spec, the technology can be adopted and run on just about any network—making deployment cost-effective and hassle-free.

  • Enable precision farming
  • Automate manufacturing processes
  • Track a region’s wildlife activity

Sigfox vs LoRa

While both technologies fall under LPWAN, Sigfox and LoRa are distinct technologies with very different business models.
What’s the difference?
Sigfox is licensed
They’ve got strong network infrastructure in place, but using it requires playing by their rules.
LoRa is open-spec
With the right expertise, you’re free to custom-build your own network for your solution, however you want.
Sigfox boasts a stronger upload at the cost of a weaker download
Its low base-to-endpoint bandwidth makes it difficult to send commands; but it’s excellent for receiving data from sensors.
LoRa has equal upload and download capability
It’s more balanced, and comes out on top with solutions that require input controls from a user.
Sigfox is most effective in Europe
While their network has strong deployments in Europe—home to Sigfox’s HQ—it’s less effective in other territories.
LoRa is available globally
The big benefit here is the ability to build your own LoRa network anywhere, anytime; the tradeoff is having to set up the network yourself.
Which is better?
Both Sigfox and LoRa come with some serious advantages; so really, it depends on your solution. The important question is: which one is compatible with your location, budget, and objectives?

If you’re undecided, get in touch with us—we’ll talk through your goals and figure out which option works best for you.

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