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LPWA Networks: A Key Enabler for European IoT Opportunities

This IDC study focuses on the main options available to mobile operators for offering LPWA connectivity services. It examines the pros and cons of these options as well as the factors that will come into play when mobile operators choose between them. It reviews the ways in which the 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."Any mobile operator with a substantial enterprise business should be evaluating the deployment of LPWA coverage," said John Delaney, associate vice president, IDC European Mobility. "Many IoT applications involve devices that generate small amounts of data and remain unattended for a very long time. Such devices need to operate on much lower levels of power than conventional mobile networks can support."

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 LPWA Connectivity

Dedicated LPWA Networks in Unlicensed Spectrum

Sigfox

LoRa

Adapting Mobile Networks for Low-Power Applications

LPWA Upgrades 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

An Overview of European Operators and LPWA Connectivity

Committed, Pragmatic, or Skeptical?

LPWA Activities of European Mobile Operators

Bouygues

Deutsche Telekom

Digita

KPN

Orange

Proximus

SFR

Swisscom

Tele2

Telefónica

Telekom Austria

Telenor

TIM

Vodafone

Case Studies in LPWA Strategy for Mobile Operators

KPN

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular

Orange

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular

SFR

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular

Telefónica

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular

Vodafone

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Essential Guidance

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Synopsis


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 LPWA Connectivity
Dedicated LPWA Networks in Unlicensed Spectrum
Sigfox
LoRa
Adapting Mobile Networks for Low-Power Applications
LPWA Upgrades 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
An Overview of European Operators and LPWA Connectivity
Committed, Pragmatic, or Skeptical?
LPWA Activities of European Mobile Operators
Bouygues
Deutsche Telekom
Digita
KPN
Orange
Proximus
SFR
Swisscom
Tele2
Telefónica
Telekom Austria
Telenor
TIM
Vodafone
Case Studies in LPWA Strategy for Mobile Operators
KPN
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular
Orange
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular
SFR
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular
Telefónica
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Dedicated LPWA
LPWA on Cellular
Vodafone
The Low-Power IoT Opportunity
LPWA Network Strategy
Essential Guidance
Learn More
Related Research
Synopsis

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