Mature network connectivity technologies offer many benefits that vary by technology. Low-power wide-domain (LPWA) technology offers several different options to support large-scale iot deployment, where low-complexity devices can optimize the life cycle with LPWA's low-power capabilities. LoRaWAN Is one of these LPWA options that is unique in that it is non-cellular. This makes it a reasonably priced choice because it can be flexibly used in public, private, or hybrid network structures.
Select a public network
merits and demerits
· Public networks are much easier to deploy.
· Public networks facilitates outdoor use.
· The main disadvantage of public networks is the lack of control and operating costs.
Through a public network, users can access the infrastructure of existing telecom operators, including antennas. The benefit of a public network is nationwide coverage because the network already has the infrastructure. Because of this, it is a relatively simple process to combine with operators' also managed infrastructure.
The existing infrastructure also helps to support the widespread use of iot devices outdoors. The only drawback is that subscription-based models can become expensive when adding more devices when utilizing public networks. While the infrastructure is managed by operators, this may initially be an advantage, but it would be a disadvantage if organizations want to have more control over its connections.
Select a dedicated network
merits and demerits
· Private network facilitates indoor use.
· Private networks can provide even more security.
· The main disadvantages of dedicated networks are upfront capital expenditure and infrastructure maintenance.
As with any connectivity technology, LoRaWAN's dedicated networks will require more infrastructure to develop —— primarily gateways and servers. While this means that upfront capital expenditures will be high, ultimately, operating expenses will be lower, as users will not pay subscriptions to independent carriers. Instead, users will become their own operators, responsible for the infrastructure.
Many of the LoRaWAN indoor use cases can benefit from dedicated networks, including campuses, factories, and buildings.
For the LoRaWAN for the hybrid network
LoRaWAN Hybrid networks can also be used, and can provide the advantages of public and private networks to meet application requirements.
LoRaWAN Designed for indoor and outdoor environments, due to its ability to support use cases for large-scale IoT.
Some of the top-level use cases of the LoRaWAN include:
· Assets and Logistics
· health protection
· public utility
· smart home
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