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LPWA technologies: NB-IoT and LoRa were the leaders in 2017

Tom Rebbeck Research Director, Enterprise and IoT

"For many operators, the question will be which technology to prioritise, and when to launch, rather than which to choose."

Much of the focus in recent years has been about which of the different LPWA standards will prevail. This article shows that, while LoRa, LTE-M, NB-IoT and Sigfox are all expanding their reach, none is winning as such; operators are increasingly hedging their investments and backing multiple networks.