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Market Insight: LoRa Is a Valid Option for CSPs in Selected Low-Power, Low-Bandwidth Use Cases

Published: 17 May 2017

ID: G00328782

Analyst(s): Toni Nygren , Sylvain Fabre , Kosei Takiishi


Long-range low-power wide-area deployments have low barriers to entry, so a highly competitive market is developing. This research provides insights for CSP technology product management leaders responsible for Internet of Things connectivity portfolio to evaluate LoRa potential for IoT use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • CSP LoRa Deployments Are Commercially Available but Not Rolled Out Nationwide
  • CSP LoRa Offering Is Based on Four Key Requirements
    • Only Sends a Small Amount of Data
    • Infrequent Data Transmission, Typically Once a Day
    • Low Quality of Service
    • Geolocation Information Coverage Across a Large Area

Background and Context

The Impact

  • LoRa Improves CSP Capabilities in Vertical Industry Use Cases


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