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:
they are vastly less valuable, and often smaller
they are far more numerous, and don't have as much to say
they often need to operate away from power sources for extended periods of time
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