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Market Trends: Low-Power Wide-Area Access Technologies for the IoT

Published: 20 January 2016

ID: G00293516

Analyst(s): Kosei Takiishi , King-Yew Foong


There is early enthusiasm for LPWA access technologies for the IoT requiring low power, low bit rate and low cost. It is contributing to technology selection challenges for mobile CSPs. This research refers to potential solutions and current CSP use cases for CSP technology strategists to consider.

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Market Trend

  • Business Benefit of LPWA Technologies
  • Assessment of LPWA Access Technologies
  • Challenges Confronting CSPs
    • Technology Fragmentation Within the 3GPP
    • Software Update Capability
    • Time to Market
  • Recommendations for CSPs

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