Competition Heats Up Among LPWA Technologies

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3Q 2016 | IN-4151


3GPP Standardizes NB-IoT as Part of Release-13


3GPP, the telecommunication standards development organization, recently announced that it finalized the standardization of the NB-IoT as part of Release-13. The announcement mentioned that, while the specification for NB-IoT is frozen, there will possibly be corrections in the coming months that will address backward compatibility with previous cellular standards. Release-13 will include a portfolio of new cellular standards, such as NB-IoT, eMTC, and EC-GSM-IoT, to target different applications in the IoT market. Following this, Vodafone announced its roll-out of NB-IoT to existing network infrastructure through a software update. The company will conduct its first commercial trial by November 2016.

Non-Cellular LPWA Market Will Witness Steady Growth


Cellular LPWA standards will have great impact and drive significant competition in the LPWA connectivity market by addressing a number of vertical M2M applications. The cellular technologies will compete with non-cellular, or non-3…

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