The LoRaWAN wireless WAN has three advantages of low power consumption, low cost, and long transmission distance. It is widely used in IoT applications that require long-term operation, battery-powered, and large-scale deployment. Due to the unique advantages of LoRaWAN, it is favored by many enterprise operators and has been used in smart cities, smart industries and smart agriculture.
At this stage, the Internet connection options that the Internet of Things can choose include regional networks (LANs), low-power wireless wide-area networks, and cellular networks (Cellular), while LoRaWAN is a low-power wireless wide-area network. LoRaWAN can be used in both public and private networks, and has the advantages of long distance and low cost, which can make up for the shortcomings of the other two networks. In addition, LoRaWAN has the advantages of low power consumption and long battery life.
Compared with SIGFOX, the low-power wireless WAN LoRaWAN has three strengths for telecom operators to invest, open the network, and maintain operation below the noise level.
At present, more telecom operators join the LoRa Alliance to develop low-power wireless WANs. When telecom operators take the initiative to enter this field and build a network environment, they will promote the related terminal demand, which will help to promote the industry and services. In the current first- and second-tier cities in Europe, telecom operators have set up LoRaWAN networks, which is the biggest advantage of LoRa in the market.
The reason why LoRaWAN is favored by many manufacturers is because big data has the opportunity to become a tradable wealth. Whoever has big data will be the key to profit. LoRaWAN is an open network that allows manufacturers to own big data and is favored by manufacturers. It is also reasonable.
It is reported that the LoRa Alliance was established in March 2015. The LoRaWAN technology promoted by the alliance can be applied to the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine (M2M), and it is widely used in smart cities and smart industries. In addition to countries such as Europe actively developing low-power wireless wide-area networks, Taipei City is also optimistic about the potential of this network for smart cities. Recently, LoRaWAN technology has been introduced to build an Internet of Things experimental platform, hoping to successfully display smart cities.
LoRaWAN has the characteristics of low power consumption and long distance. It can transmit signals with an effective range of up to 35 kilometers. It can be used for agricultural soil testing, fishery water quality testing, anti-smuggling for the elderly, and campus positioning for children, further accelerating the realization of smart cities. Various applications.
It can be seen from the above that LoRaWAN will be widely used in various fields in the future due to its three major advantages. The explosive growth of the Internet of Things market and the development prospects of LoRaWAN low-power WAN technology are very good.