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NB-IoT and LTE-M are set to dominate the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

  • Low power wide area
  • LPWA
  • 3GPP
  • NB-IoT
  • LTE-M
  • Hyperconnectivity
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • private network
  • public network
  • roaming
  • Jim Morrish
NB-IoT and LTE-M are the 3GPP contributions to the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) ecosystem. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. NB-IoT and LTE-M are unlike any cellular technology that has gone before. They are optimised for the needs of connected machines (not people) and will become a lynchpin of the IoT marketplace. However, the novelty of these technologies exposes weaknesses in established mobile operator strategies and practices.
  • AT&T
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ericsson
  • GSMA
  • Huawei
  • KDDI
  • Orange
  • Telefonica
  • Telstra
  • Turkcell
  • Verizon Communications
  • Vodafone
  • Internet of Things
  • Hyperconnectivity

      LoRaWAN is a strong contender in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

      • Low Power Wide Area
      • LPWA
      • LoRaWAN
      • Hyperconnectivity
      • Internet of Things
      • IoT
      • private network
      • public network
      • roaming
      • Jim Morrish
      LoRaWAN has emerged as the ‘dominant alternative’ Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology, counterbalancing 3GPP alternatives. The LoRaWAN ecosystem worldwide has been slowly but surely developing and strengthening in recent years. Coverage in some geographies is good, and the technology is well-suited for deployment in private networks. In this report we review LoRaWAN’s technology capabilities, examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges.
      • Actility
      • Alibaba
      • Amazon
      • American Tower
      • Chevron
      • Cisco
      • Comcast
      • Everynet
      • KPN
      • Lacuna Space
      • LoRa Alliance
      • Netze BW
      • Orange
      • Proximus
      • Semtech
      • Senra
      • Swisscom
      • Tata
      • Tencent
      • Veolia
      • Internet of Things
      • Hyperconnectivity

          Opportunities and challenges for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies

          • Low power wide area
          • LPWA
          • Internet of Things
          • IoT
          • Jim Morrish
          Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity includes an emerging group of wireless technologies that have been specifically designed to support the communications needs of machines, not humans. There are clear opportunities for such technologies but, as ever with new technologies, there are attendant challenges. This report provides an introduction to the range of LPWA technologies and an assessment of the challenges they face in addressing the IoT opportunity.
          • 3GPP
          • Amazon
          • Kyocera
          • Microchip
          • NTT Docomo
          • Proximus
          • Sigfox
          • Internet of Things
          • Hyperconnectivity

              Sigfox remains the wild-card in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) pack

              • Low Power Wide Area
              • LPWA
              • Sigfox
              • Hyperconnectivity
              • Internet of Things
              • IoT
              • Jim Morrish
              Sigfox has been a key technology in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space for around 10 years. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. With chipsets available for USD0.20 (in volume) the company remains the wild-card in the LPWA pack and the potential could be huge.
              • 0G Baltics
              • Airbus
              • Alps Electric
              • Axiata Group
              • Bayer
              • BMW
              • Celcom
              • DHL
              • Kyocera
              • PSA Groupe
              • Jaguar Land Rover
              • Michelin
              • Nestle
              • Securitas
              • Sigfox
              • Total
              • Veolia
              • WND
              • Xperanti
              • Internet of Things
              • Hyperconnectivity

                  Separation, Innovation, Explosion: how splitting software from hardware is the ultimate tipping point for technology

                    • Matt Hatton
                    Transforma Insights has a hypothesis that the separation of hardware from software/control layers is a fundamental requirement for a technology area to see true deep-seated innovation. In most technology use cases the heritage is for deep integration of management software into devices. However, when these two are separated, as we saw with personal computing decades ago, it stimulates radical innovation.
                    • ABB
                    • Altizon
                    • Amazon Web Services
                    • Apple
                    • Bright Machines
                    • Delair
                    • Dell
                    • DJI
                    • Google
                    • HP
                    • IBM
                    • IMS Evolve
                    • KUKA
                    • LG
                    • Microsoft
                    • MTEK
                    • Pacific Controls
                    • Philips
                    • Roku
                    • Samsung
                    • Sonos
                    • Tesla
                    • Tridium
                    • Uber
                    • Waymo
                    • Internet of Things
                    • Hyperconnectivity
                    • Autonomous Robotic Systems
                    • Edge Computing

                        New IoT security regulations are toothless and limited in scope

                          • Matt Hatton
                          The last few month has seen a flurry of laws, regulations and guidelines on IoT devices, particularly related to security. In this report we examine the rules in countries and regions across the world and the likely implications for suppliers of IoT products and services.
                          • ENISA
                          • European Telecommunications Standards Institute
                          • National Institute of Standards and Technology
                          • Internet of Things

                              The Network New Normal: how web-scalers are gearing up to take advantage of 5G, edge computing and network disaggregation

                                • Matt Hatton
                                This report looks at the arrival of the Network New Normal from the perspective of web-scale companies Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft and Rakuten, how they have been catalysts for this change and how they might benefit.
                                • Affirmed Networks
                                • Ali Baba
                                • Amdocs
                                • AT&T
                                • Amazon Web Services
                                • Google
                                • Innoeye
                                • KDDI
                                • Metaswitch Networks
                                • Microsoft
                                • NEC
                                • Netcracker
                                • NTT
                                • Rakuten
                                • SK Telecom
                                • Vodafone
                                • Internet of Things
                                • Hyperconnectivity
                                • Human Machine Interface
                                • Artificial Intelligence
                                • Edge Computing

                                    The move to ‘Network New Normal’: how 5G, edge computing and network disaggregation are creating radical disruption

                                      • Matt Hatton
                                      The combination of 5G, network disaggregation/virtualisation, edge computing and private networks promise a radical shake up in who produces infrastructure, operates networks and provides services. This report examines the trends and looks at how they might shape the telecommunications landscape in the next decade for infrastructure providers, network operators, communications service providers, cloud developers and others.
                                      • Amazon Web Services
                                      • Ericsson
                                      • Facebook
                                      • Google
                                      • Huawei
                                      • Microsoft
                                      • Nokia
                                      • Rakuten
                                      • Reliance Jio
                                      • Telecom Infra Project
                                      • Vodafone
                                      • Internet of Things
                                      • Hyperconnectivity
                                      • Human Machine Interface
                                      • Edge Computing

                                          A global overview of planned 2G and 3G switch-off

                                            • Matt Arnott
                                            2G and 3G network switch-off represents a headache for anyone developing connected IoT products. Developers need to know which networks will be available in which territories and for how long. Without this they risk either seeing their devices disconnected or they will see a higher bill of materials (BOM) cost from over-specifying their devices to ensure redundancy. This report catalogues the confirmed shutdown strategies for 2G and 3G networks from mobile network operators across the globe and provide an overview for the rationale behind different strategies.
                                            • 2degrees
                                            • ADT
                                            • Antigua Public Utilities Authority
                                            • Asia Pacific Telecom
                                            • AT&T
                                            • Bell
                                            • Bharti Airtel
                                            • CellBounce
                                            • China Mobile
                                            • China Unicom
                                            • Chunghwa Telecom
                                            • CNT
                                            • Digi
                                            • EE
                                            • Elisa
                                            • FarEasTone
                                            • Grameenphone
                                            • KCC
                                            • KDDI
                                            • KPN
                                            • KT
                                            • LG Uplus
                                            • M1
                                            • Manitoba Telecom
                                            • Movistar
                                            • Nepal Telecom
                                            • NTT Docomo
                                            • Optus
                                            • Orange
                                            • Reliance Group
                                            • Reliance Jio
                                            • Rogers
                                            • Salt
                                            • SaskTel
                                            • Singtel
                                            • SK Telecom
                                            • Softbank
                                            • Spark
                                            • Sprint
                                            • Starhub
                                            • STC
                                            • Sunrise
                                            • Swisscom
                                            • Taiwan Mobile
                                            • Taiwan Star
                                            • Tele2
                                            • Telecom Liechtenstein
                                            • Telenor
                                            • Telia
                                            • Telstra
                                            • Telus
                                            • Three
                                            • T-Mobile
                                            • Verizon
                                            • Vodafone
                                            • Internet of Things
                                            • Hyperconnectivity

                                                Why are web-scalers suddenly obsessed with the Indian mobile market?

                                                  • Matt Hatton
                                                  Facebook has acquired 9.9% of Jio Platforms and Amazon and Microsoft are circling other Indian mobile assets. This report examines the reasons why web-scale companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are so interested in getting into the Indian mobile market and ultimately how they intend to profit from it.
                                                  • Ali Baba
                                                  • Amazon Web Services
                                                  • Bharti Airtel
                                                  • BSNL
                                                  • Cisco
                                                  • Facebook
                                                  • Flipkart
                                                  • Google
                                                  • Jio Market
                                                  • Jio Platforms
                                                  • Microsoft
                                                  • MTNL
                                                  • Ola
                                                  • Reliance Group
                                                  • Reliance Industries
                                                  • Reliance Jio
                                                  • Tech Mahindra
                                                  • Vodafone Idea
                                                  • Walmart
                                                  • Wipro
                                                  • Hyperconnectivity
                                                  • India and South Asia

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