LPWA Networking: A Key Enabler for IoT Opportunities

LPWA Networking: A Key Enabler for IoT Opportunities

This IDC Technology Assessment reviews the main options available to mobile operators for offering LPWA connectivity services."Any mobile operator with a substantial enterprise business should be evaluating the deployment of low-power/wide-area (LPWA) coverage," said John Delaney, Associate VP of Mobility Research for IDC Europe. "This report takes a detailed look at the main options that are available to mobile operators for offering LPWA connectivity services. It examines the pros and cons of these options and the factors that will come into play when mobile operators choose between them. It reviews the ways in which European mobile operators are approaching the question of LPWA connectivity and provides some in-depth case studies of major European operators' LPWA strategies and deployments."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
IoT Applications Need a New Kind of Connectivity
The Growing Need for Low-Power Networks
IoT Applications and Connectivity Requirements
Emerging Technologies for Low-Power/Wide-Area Connectivity
Dedicated LPWA Networks in Unlicensed Spectrum
Sigfox
LoRa
Adapting Mobile Networks for Low-Power Applications
LPWA Upgrade for 2G (GSM) Networks
EC-GSM
LPWA Upgrades for 4G (LTE) Networks
LTE-M
NB-IoT
Future Outlook
Choices and Timelines for LPWA Connectivity Deployment
History and Characteristics of LPWA Technologies
Number of LPWA Connections: Current and Forecast
LPWA Activities of European Mobile Operators
Bouygues
Deutsche Telekom
Digita
KPN
Orange
Proximus
SFR
Swisscom
Tele2
Telefónica
Telia
TIM
Vodafone
Case Studies in LPWA Strategy for Mobile Operators
KPN
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
Low-Power IoT Applications
LPWA Network Strategy
Orange
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular
Low-Power IoT Applications
Telefónica
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular
Vodafone
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
Low-Power IoT Applications
LPWA Network Strategy
Essential Guidance
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