Quick definition: LPWAN stands for Low Power Wide Area Network. It’s a specialized category of wireless networks designed to maximize coverage, lower costs, and reduce power consumption for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. LPWANs is the fastest growing type of wireless network used in cellular IoT.
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What Is LoRaWAN? Long Range Wide Area Networks Explained
LoRaWAN uses a star network topology—similar to a Local Area Network. All the end nodes connect to LoRaWAN gateways, which connect to one central network server. With LoRaWAN, IoT manufacturers can build or buy their own network infrastructure or find a provider that serves the area they want to deploy.
What Is an MNO (Mobile Network Operator)?
More than 20 Mobile Network Operators have more than 100 million subscribers. China Mobile, the largest MNO in the world, has nearly 1 billion subscribers.
What Is Network Redundancy?
In common usage, “redundancy” isn’t necessarily a good thing. It means something isn’t needed. But in engineering, redundancy is critical—a redundant component or function serves as a backup in case something crucial fails, so the system can continue operating or quickly be restored.