Low Power Wide Area Network Operators

  • ID: 3945829
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 39 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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An Alternative to Cellular Technology

LPWAN stands for low power wide area network. The technology was started in about 2011 and remains an emerging radio technology for wireless networking solution. Unlike cellular networks, LPWAN uses unlicensed spectrum in the sub-1GHz frequency range such as 868MHz and 915MHz. Hence, the absence of spectrum fees allows LPWAN to be substantially lower in cost than cellular M2M.

Moreover, LPWAN solution consumes less power than cellular technology, resulting in longer battery life of approximately 10 years, making it a compelling option for industrial users and agencies involved in deploying smart city applications. The study examines whether LPWAN providers can be a threat to telecom operators.

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1. Low Power Wide Area Network Operators

2. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
3. Market Overview
  • Global IOT Trends
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • IOT Applications
  • IOT Spending Market Size and Forecast
  • IOT Trends in Emerging APAC Markets
  • IOT Trends in Mature APAC Markets
  • 80 Billion Connected Devices Globally Forecasted by 2020
  • Connectivity Requirements of Ubiquitous Things
  • Two Competing Camps Addressing IOT Connectivity
  • Characteristics of LPWAN
4. Company Profiles
  • Competing Participants in LPWAN
  • Comparison of Various Connectivity Solutions
  • LPWAN Participants and Implications on Mobile Operators
  • Sigfox
  • LoRa Alliance
  • Ingenu
5. Select Verticals for LPWAN
  • LPWAN for Manufacturing Sector
  • LPWAN for Power Utilities
  • LPWAN for Smart City Initiatives
  • Hurdles for LPWAN - Cost of Components Remains High
  • LPWAN Faces Competition from Declining Prices of Cellular Chipsets
6. Other Competing Technologies for Wireless Connectivity
  • LiFi: An Overview
  • LiFi Current Status
  • LiFi Weaknesses that Cannot be Overcome
7. Conclusion
  • Summary - The Last Word
  • Legal Disclaimer
8. Appendix
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
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  • LoRa Alliance
  • Ingenu
  • Sigfox
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