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LPWA networks index 3Q 2018

Terry van Staden Analyst, Research

"Low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networks, a little-known niche until one year ago, continue to be rolled out by both established operators and newcomers in the markets."

Analysys Mason's LPWA networks index tracks low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networks worldwide, and provides information on the technologies used, stage of evolution and coverage. It presents a view of operators' latest initiatives to establish IoT and M2M networks and their choice of technology.


This tracker provides information about roll-out plans, stages of evolution, and coverage for networks that use technologies in:

  • unlicensed spectrum (Ingenu, LoRa Alliance, Sigfox, Ingenu and Weightless)
  • licensed spectrum (EC-GSM, GSM, LTE-M, NB-IoT). 


Worldwide data in this tracker can be filtered according to eight geographical regions.

  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
  • Latin America (LATAM)


  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)