LoRaWAN is the default standard for long-range, low power Internet of Things
IoT - Internet of Things
IoT is about Things being connected to the internet (in the way that today most people are connected to the internet). 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.).
Things are a little different from people:
LoRaWAN uses a radio spectrum that allows anyone to establish a network (unlike mobile networks that are managed by Telcos). This makes LoRaWAN far cheaper than mobile networks.
LoRaWAN is well suited to measurement/ monitoring/ activating devices that are:
significantly less expensive than smartphones or laptops
maybe smaller than phones/ laptops
don't have as much to say, and can operate on batteries for extended periods of time