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Connectivity Options for Smart Cities: LPWANs and Cellular Networks

Resilient connectivity can make or break a smart city solution. This article discusses key considerations in choosing the right network for a smart city.
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Podcast E008 | What Is LPWAN?

In this episode, Ryan breaks down what LPWAN is and what value it provides to IoT solutions.
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The Business Case for Densifying LoRaWAN Deployments

LoRaWAN has recently emerged as one of the key radio technologies to address the challenges of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) deployments, namely power efficiency, long range, scalable deployments, and...
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Why Service Providers Should Combine LoRaWAN and Cellular IoT (NB-IoT/LTE-M)

It isn't "LoRaWAN vs. Cellular IoT" but a useful harmony of the two. A multi-technology and connectivity-agnostic platform could provide for all use cases.
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Why Interdisciplinary IoT Battery Optimization Is Crucial

There are millions of IoT devices in the world, which means many, many thousands of failing (or soon to fail) batteries. Why is it that batteries still suck despite our dependence...
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IoT Connectivity Technologies: Cellular or LPWAN?

Cellular and LPWAN IoT networks are tailored to different needs. But it isn't always an either or issue. Some use cases benefit from hybrid connectivity.
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What is LPWAN and the LoRaWAN Open Standard?

Low-power, wide-area networks are great for industrial applications requiring devices to send small amounts of data over great distances for many years on a single battery. The LoRaWAN open standard is a popular and effective LPWAN protocol.
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Cox Communications Launches New IoT Business Line: Cox2M

Another large player in the communications space just threw their collective hat into the IoT ring. Cox Communications announced the formation of Cox2M, the company’s new business line focused on connected asset...
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The Best of IoT For All: The Top 10 Articles of 2017

We’re looking back on a great year of learning and sharing knowledge on all things IoT. We’re so grateful to our readers and all of our contributors who have shared their...

The Really Hard Thing About GPS and IoT

“All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.” - Baruch Spinoza TL;DR: Mobile IoT needs GPS GPS is traditionally not low power Getting GPS right with low power requires a tricky...

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