More than 10 billion devices will be connected to low power IoT networks over the next decade. Emerging Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are being deployed around the wold, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum by a number of key players in the communications industry to connect devices to the internet and get value from the data they produce.
An emerging market for Low Power networks communicating on unlicensed spectrum has been developing for the last 4 years, however this could potentially be threatened by the emergency of new cellular standard of communication, utilising existing infrastructure to roll out a global IoT network in a very short amount of time.
The new report from IDTechEx Research, Low Power Wireless Networks 2017-2027, gives an independent and comprehensive analysis of the wireless networking ecosystem covering a range of technologies, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum to communicate. The report mentions over 120 companies working in this space from across the value chain. Primary research has been conducted based on primary interviews with network operators, semiconductor manufacturers, licensing companies and device manufacturers.
The report covers both the well establishes wireless personal area networks (WPAN) – covering the smart home and wearable space as well as LPWAN technologies, both using unlicensed and licensed spectrum.
The competitive industry is covered with detailed analysis of the difference between each network type as well as an analysis of real world uses and case studies. These areas are: Smart home; Smart City; Asset tracking; Agriculture.
Low Power Wireless Networks 2017-2027 gives a detailed overview of all these areas as well as 10 year forecasts on deployment, hardware and subscription market values. This report is of use to individuals across the value chain seeking to gain value from low power wireless networks and understand the potential and limitations of such technologies.