LoRa Alliance LoRaWAN vs NB-IoT Infographic

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LoRaWAN VS. VS. NB-IoT / LTE-M LoRaWAN is the best choice for massive IoT LoRaWAN NB-IoT / LTE-M Superior low power standard designed for LPWAN with field proven 10-15+ year battery life Complex 3GPP protocol tuned down for LPWAN does not meet target performance required for battery constrained use cases Coverage up to three miles (five kilometers) in urban areas, and up to 10 miles (15 kilometers) or more in rural areas (line of sight) Coverage dependent on the operator's LTE target services for voice & data Deep indoor coverage (through concrete, metal), stronger performance in rural, hilly areas Deep indoor coverage is challenging for the operator's macro network and costly for additional indoor coverage Public/private/community and hybrid network flexibility Public networks only Largest global collaborative ecosystem – vendor choice ensures future proof Ecosystem is based on a continuation of cellular M2M Flexible deployment models – Capex and Opex Only Opex Cost effective, easy and quick to densify networks for scale and ROI Higher CAPEX hardware installation, network must already exist Open standard, accessible protocol, easy to develop specification 3GPP architecture is complex for both implementors and also future extensions Largest number of deployments and certified devices Fewer certified devices and deployments Roaming for fixed & mobile devices, across public & private & community and terrestrial & satellite networks Does not support roaming from public to private networks, or terrestrial to satellite networks, and vice versa BATTERY LIFE COVERAGE INFRASTRUCTURE BUSINESS STRUCTURE ECOSYSTEM CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT ROAMING AVAILABILITY FINANCIAL MODEL DISTANCE Copyright © 2022 LoRa Alliance ® and LoRaWAN ® are registered trademarks, used with permission.

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