Narrowband Technology

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Comparison of LPWAN technologies

There are a number of existing LPWAN-technologies competing to provide M2M connectivity and secure a niche in the IoT universe. Most of the well-known LPWAN applications are familiar to the users thanks to the great marketing efforts that have been performed. Most of these are, however, not suitable for the robust long-range and large-scale networks we encounter. We have compared the famous LPWAN technologies to provide a complete overview from the different prospectives.

Benefits of Narrow Band Fi:

- 16,6 km range in built-up areas (LoRA 7,2 km)

- Range of 856 km2 with 1 base station (LoRa 163 km2 mit 5 bs)

- Gateway full duplex modus (LoRa half duplex)

-Nodes per gateway 1,35 Mio. (LoRa 0,04 Mio.)

- Simultaneous demodulation capacity 120'000 (LoRa 8)

-Safety 256 bit (LoRa 32 bit).

Detailed comparison

There are several wireless technologies suitable for M2M and IoT communication. Different LPWAN providers offering their proprietary solutions. Just compare and make a decision which one is the best for your particular needs.

Range comparison in city environment

Resulting effective range and operational area of each base station to cover an average city area with 99% reliability may be calculated for each technology. A graphic visualization of the base station coverage for a European city is provided below.

Thus, the coverage area per technology results with a certain number of base stations .

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