LoRaWan has become the leading technology for Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) to be used with IoT solutions. The devices connected to our LoRaWAN networks have ultra low power usage and extreme long range (read TU Delft). LoRaWAN is designed for scalability
LoRaWAN ensures that only genuine and authorized devices will be joined to genuine and authentic networks. LoRaWAN is one of the few IoT networks implementing end-to-end encryption. Read all about LoRaWAN and security in the LoRa Alliance LoRaWAN Security Whitepaper.
The LoRa Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 500 member companies, committed to enabling large scale deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) IoT through the development and promotion of the LoRaWAN open standard.
Through standardisation and the accredited certification scheme the LoRa Alliance delivers the interoperability needed to scale, making LoRaWAN the premier solution for global LPWAN deployments.
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Basically LoRaWan and 5G cannot be compared, because of their difference in design principles. These technologies will co-exist in the IoT landscape.
Successful deployment of IoT solutions require a multi-technology approach.
“It is clear that no one standard or technology can meet the needs of every IoT use case,” – Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance.
5G is designed for low Latency, high bandwith applications and only has a short range, while LoRaWAN is disigned for long range, low bandwith and low power usage. 5G networks are deployed by traditional Telecom operators and have a very high deployment cost, because of the number of number of antenna’s needed and the associated maintenance costs.
LoRaWan has a lower cost of deployment and has a low cost of operation. This results in very cost effective use of IoT applications where low battery, long range and no high-bandwith is required.