The LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Networks Ecosystem Expected to Make a Significant Contribution to the M2M and IoT Ecosystem, with an Estimated $27 Billion in Service Revenue by 2020
Until recently, most M2M and IoT services have largely relied on licensed cellular, wireline and satellite networks for their wide area connectivity requirements. Cellular networks, in particular, have enjoyed significant success in the arena. However, for many low bandwidth IoT applications, traditional cellular networks are deemed too expensive due excessive power consumption and complex protocols that lower battery life. As a result, a number of LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) alternatives have emerged that specifically seek to address these concerns.