LPWAN

LPWAN – Low-Power Wide-Area Networks – are designed to connect devices which require wide-ranging transmission and a long battery life, with minimal power consumption. There are currently 3 main networks in operation; LoRaWAN, Sigfox and Cellular LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT:

Sigfox

SIGFOX

The SIGFOX network in Australia and NZ is managed by Thinxtra. It’s affordable, power-efficient, and the most mature of all LPWAN technologies on the market.

LoRaWAN

This technology enables secure,
bi-directional communication between wireless devices. The network can be public (e.g. Spark’s NZ IoT Network) or owned by the customer
(private LoRaWAN).

Cellular LTE Cat M1 | NB-IoT Network

This network is bi-directional,
power-efficient & provides extended coverage via existing cellular networks. It’s managed by major telecommunications carriers such as Telstra, Spark, Optus & Vodafone.

Resources

M2M Connectivity LPWAN Road Shows

M2M Connectivity, in conjunction with guests such as Sierra Wireless, Thinxtra and Kerlink presented a series of Road Shows around Australia on Low Power, Wide Area Networks. Register using the form below to download the presentations.

José Torres presents for TelSoc on “LPWAN for the Internet of Things in Australia & New Zealand”

For access to the LoRaWAN Calculator, (example below) please contact Jose Torres: info@m2mconnectivity.com.au