CAMPBELL, Calif., July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Over the last two years, the LPWA market has evolved from a chaotic rivalry between 15 wireless formats into a clear market with winners and losers. In their latest report, Mobile Experts lays out the two major market areas that are emerging: LoRa and NB-IoT.

“The most important distinction between different LPWA formats is not the technology.  The business model has emerged as the most important way to segment the market,” commented Principal Analyst Joe Madden. “RF performance aside, some enterprises insist on control over their own networks. This is extremely beneficial to LoRa, along with a few other unlicensed technologies. LTE-M and NB-IoT benefit from basic choice to use an operator-based network.    For customers that are willing to use a widespread network, the superior link budget of NB-IoT comes into play.”

The report compares LPWA wireless formats in deep technical detail, comparing the main formats with regard to range, capacity, density of connections, battery life, and cost.   Key vertical applications are summarized in this report, compiling the knowledge gained over the past three years as Mobile Experts has investigated eight vertical markets:

  • Smart Meters
  • Industrial IoT
  • Asset Tracking
  • Building Automation
  • Smart Cities
  • Automotive IoT
  • Consumer White Goods

This report also provides a view of how 5G IoT will come into play with LPWA applications, and forecasts the prospects for 5G IoT devices to add value where NB-IoT and LoRa devices are already entrenched. 

“A few years ago, people began latching on to the idea of an interconnected society, referring to it as the ‘Internet of Everything’ in which a single network allows very diverse sensors and devices to interact with each other.   In fact, we don’t see that happening.   Many smart applications have emerged, but they are using different networks, because customers are making independent decisions on network technology and devices—meaning the markets are growing more vertically instead of horizontally,” commented Principal Analyst Joe Madden.

This report describes which vertical markets will drive major growth in LPWA devices, including case studies to illustrate the ROI for enterprise customers to use LPWA connectivity.   A five-year forecast lays out the growth by air interface technology, by private vs public network, by application, by open vs. proprietary format, and other breakdowns.   Service provider revenue, module revenue, and LPWA semiconductor revenue are forecasted in detail.

Subscribers will receive:

  • Full access to the 67-page LPWA 2018 report;
  • 37 detailed charts and figures;
  • The detailed Excel file with forecast data through 2023;
  • Quarterly market share, pricing and shipment updates;
  • Quarterly Expert INSIGHT strategic reports, with details on disruptive technology and M&A activity; and
  • Access to the analysts behind the reports.

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About Mobile Experts Inc.:
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets.  Our analysts are true Experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more.  Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation.  Recent publications focus on LPWA, RFFE,  Cellular IoT, 5G Broadband, Big Picture IoT,Fixed Wireless, Edge Computing, Macro Base Stations, Enterprise Mobile Infrastructure,  Smart Cities, CBRS, GkM, Backhaul, DAS, CRAN/VRAN, Small Cells,Backhaul and Fronthaul,  and more.

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