LPWA Will Come Alive With New Modules In 2017
As the modern technology is fast advancing, therefore; some significant changes have already been seen in the field of IOT 2017. One such promising development is the first commercial deployments of some licensed spectrum wireless access technologies; in short LPWA.
As the modern technology is fast advancing, therefore; some significant changes have already been seen in the field of IOT 2017. One such promising development is the first commercial deployments of some licensed spectrum wireless access technologies; in short LPWA. Some basic examples are LTE-MTC-Cat M1 and NB-Iot. These technicalities have now been combined with the ongoing deployment services of unlicensed spectrum LPWA technicalities, like the Sigfox and LoRa. At present, this technical infusion is targeting deployments in around 66 countries. And this innovation is said to open IOT opportunities to multiple use cases and new enterprises.
Potential utility revolving around it:
Well, the potential utility around licensed LPWA is revolving around the mass deployment features. And in some sectors, the methods are a cut. And this is solely based on the promise of long battery life and low-cost services to IOT devices. These items are enabled for a wider range of IOT deployments.
Unfortunately, recent studies have indicated that LPWA technologies take up in some of the unlicensed spectrums are quite slow, at present. Now, the finalization of the current three cellular based standards has driven acceleration in multiple deployment announcements from various mobile operators around the globe.
These three cellular based standards are LTE MTC Cat M1, NB IOT, and EC GSM. And this standardization is likely to lead to some lower cost values for LTE M and MB IOT modules and some similar devices. At present, EC GSM is coming up some few supporters and has finally reached the limits.
Examples of LPWA technologies:
Some of the early used cases for the unlicensed and licensed LPWA technologies spectrums are long life IOT solutions for m-health, low-cost solutions for buildings and smart homes, and even working promisingly for the smart cities. At present, the mobile operators are now touting the secured sides of using licensed LPWA technologies. Right now, the deployment of the LTE M and NB IOT modules are going to be straightforward and fast for the MNOs, which are already associated with the LTE networks.
NB IOT is considered to be the most promising of all the cellular LPWA technologies. This technicality is used for dominating in the current connectivity rate. Some of the European operators now have big supporters of this current technology. And Vodafone led this, with its successful planning commercial for the chosen NB IOT launch in 2017 at four European markets. After that, there will be some successful trials this year, in Spain.
Favoring NB IOT:
The majority of the Asian MNOs are currently favoring the use of NB IOT. Some companies are successfully leveraging the exist presence in the region to pull operator support for the standardized versions. Some of the major Asian operators are even working on NB IOT commercialization and are even moving forward with large-scale trials in the field.
The same rule is applicable for LTE M Module in North American market. These programs have been tested under multiple panels for working on retail applications and testing metering. And in 2017, LTE M commercialized technology is likely to ravish the market.