LoRaWAN™ enables new geolocation solutions at unprecedented prices
LPWANs are designed to support use cases in which battery life can be measured in years -often 10 years or more-, ensuring a very low total cost of ownership (TCO) for mass Internet of Things applications such as connected buildings, metering, smart cities and agriculture. LoRaWAN is supported by major global network operators including Orange, Comcast, NTT, Softbank, Proximus, KPN, Swisscom etc.
Geolocation and object tracking is one of the major use cases for the Internet of Things, perhaps THE biggest use case. The elasticity of demand for tracking versus cost is enormous: if one could decrease the cost of a tracker to $1, virtually all objects would use the service.
LoRaWAN is not quite there yet, but it’s getting close!
LoRaWAN offers several tiers of geolocation services: network based and GPS based. Both offer major improvements over previous techniques.
Read the whole article from Olivier Hersent, CTO, Actility here