In the past several years, there has been a significant expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) in India. Leading IoT network providers Tata Communications and SenRa have rolled out public LPWANs (Low Power Wide Area Networks) making India more interconnected. With the rise in IoT adoption and market evolution, device manufacturers are creating value-added devices such as sensors for chlorine detection in drinking water, smart manhole covers, transformer monitoring, cattle tracking, and smart cities applications.
Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) is quickly becoming the de facto technology for carrier-grade Internet of Things (IoT) due to the technology’s ability to offer unique advantages in its low power operation and ease of scalability.
Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) market consists of various low-power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions that serve a wide range of applications and use cases. With a feature set that is well-suited for a variety of verticals, Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) is quickly becoming the de facto technology for the IoT.
One of the hottest new terms in the technology world is ‘Edge Computing.’ If you’re not familiar with the term, the ‘Edge’ is simply a device or hub that processes data and makes decisions closer to the end device rather than sending data to the Cloud for a response. This allows for lower latency and in some cases additional security. The Edge device may still send data to the Cloud to improve machine learning (ML) models and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, but this may be a subset of data received at the Edge and sent less frequently.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to revolutionize the way we connect and interact with our devices, there are a number of network options on which to build smart solutions. The most talked about low power wide area networks (or LPWANs) are narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) and LoRaWAN®.