LoRaWAN has become the default standard for long-range, low power Internet of Things
IoT is about Things to be connected to the internet (in the way that today most people are connected to the internet). Things are a little different from people:
· they are vastly less valuable
· they are often smaller
· they are far more numerous
· they don't have as much to say
· they often need to operate away from power sources for extended periods of time.
With “Things” there is a greater focus on measuring and monitoring. There is also a focus on activating things (switching on, off, up, down, etc.).
LoRaWAN uses a spectrum that allows anyone to establish a network (unlike mobile networks, which are effectively locked-up by Telcos) so it is far cheaper than mobile networks. It is well suited to measurement/ monitoring/ activating devices that are: significant less expensive than smartphones or laptops, may be smaller than phones/laptops, don't have as much to say and can operate on batteries for extended periods of time.