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How the LPWAN market shakes out

How the LPWAN market shakes out  – a mid-term perspective.

Riot has spent nearly four years writing about the Internet of Things (IoT), and a constant throughout that time has been Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN). We have a unique perspective on the technologies behind this trend, and believe we are well-placed to hold firm opinions on the matter at hand – namely, which LPWAN approaches are going to succeed.

This 20 page paper aims to concisely convey our current thinking on the matter, as well as provide a preview of our more in-depth examination of LPWAN.

1). Introduction  p.3

Summation of likely outcomes – mid-term prediction  p.5

2). Our Findings p.6

Use Case Diagrams p.8

3). Unlicensed p.10

Sigfox p.10

LoRa p.11

Wi-SUN p.12

Ingenu p.13

4). Licensed p.15

LTE-M (LTE Cat-M1) p.17

NB-IoT (LTE Cat-M2) p.18

Current Deployment Chart p.19