Low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology is a powerful IoT technology that has gained global acceptance. Sierra Wireless began talking about this concept in 2015 and launched our first module in 2017. It connects IoT devices that need long battery life and low maintenance, while offering fast data rates.
Many companies will find LPWA’s unique capabilities appealing, but it is important to note that there are different flavors of this technology and not all of them are equal. Sierra Wireless held a webinar with IoT World to discuss the use cases inherent in LPWA, along with some of the technology options available, before exploring the difference between cellular LPWA technology and proprietary protocols later on.