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TECH SUPPLIER Oct 2018 - Technology Assessment - Doc # EMEA44342818

LPWA Networking: A Key Enabler for IoT Opportunities

By: John DelaneyAssociate Vice President, European Mobility

Table of Contents

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

IoT Applications Need a New Kind of Connectivity

The Growing Need for Low-Power Networks

Figure: IoT Devices Demand the Opposite of Smartphones from Radio Access Networks

IoT Applications and Connectivity Requirements

Figure: LPWA Connectivity Expands the Practical Scope of IoT Applications

Emerging Technologies for Low-Power/Wide-Area Connectivity

Dedicated LPWA Networks in Unlicensed Spectrum

Sigfox

LoRa

Adapting Mobile Networks for Low-Power Applications

LPWA Upgrade 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

History and Characteristics of LPWA Technologies

Figure: Deployment Timelines for LPWA Networking Technologies

Figure: Comparing LPWA Networking Options

Number of LPWA Connections: Current and Forecast

Figure: LPWA Connections to Exceed Cellular Connections from 2020

LPWA Activities of European Mobile Operators

Bouygues

Deutsche Telekom

Digita

KPN

Orange

Proximus

SFR

Swisscom

Tele2

Telefónica

Telia

TIM

Vodafone

Case Studies in LPWA Strategy for Mobile Operators

KPN

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

Low-Power IoT Applications

LPWA Network Strategy

Orange

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Dedicated LPWA

LPWA on Cellular

Low-Power IoT Applications

Telefónica

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

LPWA Network Strategy

Dedicated LPWA

LPWA on Cellular

Vodafone

The Low-Power IoT Opportunity

Low-Power IoT Applications

LPWA Network Strategy

Essential Guidance

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