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IoT and LPWA: Two Smart City Acronyms That Need Each Other
In the next five years, LPWA networking technologies, such as Sigfox, LoRa, LTE-M and NB-IoT, will connect hundreds of millions of smart city sensing devices to low cost multi-kilometer cloud connected networks, according to research firm, ResearchAndMarkets.com. LPWA networks continue to displace existing outdoor networking technologies for metering and streetlight monitoring, but they are also disrupting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for parking, waste management, smart water networks, geotechnical monitoring, pollution monitoring and bike sharing.