What is the IoT network and how does it work?

New IoT networks, such as LoRa, have a further and deeper range and much lower power consumption than other wireless networks such as 3G, 4G, Bluetooth or WiFi.

You connect your devices to the IoT network that best suits your situation and your business. There are also private networks on the market.

IoT networks are excellent for connecting devices that want to send/receive small amounts of data and use a battery for as long as possible. We often deploy these networks in situations where traditional wireless networks are not or less suitable: 

  • to bridge a long distance (bad or no range)
  • require too much energy from the device
  • are too expensive (SIM card, subscription)

IoT networks are also called Low power wide area networks (LPWAN) in jargon. KPN’s nationwide LoRa network in the Netherlands is a well-known example.

Characteristics of these networks:

further and deeper range 
extremely low energy consumption of the connected devices in comparison to other wireless networks (3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi)
Highly suitable for connecting devices that want to send/receive small amounts of data.
Highly suitable for devices that want to use their battery for as long as possible 

The Monitor, Control, Protect and Track and Trace applications of IoT networks, which were not economically feasible until recently, significantly improve the performance of companies.

There are several IoT networks, each with its advantages and limitations. The three best known are LoRa, NB-IoT and SigFox.

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