LPWAN connectivity options as the backbone for Industrial IoT
Friday 15 June: 2.00-2.30pm
Loic Barancourt — CEO, Thinxtra
After the last three waves of positive disruption (internet, smartphones, cloud business), here comes the new one: Internet of Things
This revolution is opening new possibilities, new opportunities and new ways to make Australia smarter and more effective. It is all about connecting the un-connected to obtain relevant data for stronger analytics to benefit government, cities, industries and people. To be able to connect everything and anything and make the IoT a real success, low-cost, long- range connectivity and low power consumption devices are imperative to pass pilot stages and provide obvious benefits to most cities and industries. This connectivity technology is called LPWAN (low power wide area network). In the presentation, three contenders will be reviewed: Sigfox, LoRa and NB-IoT. Thinking that there will be just one winner (such as VHS vs Betamax) does not make any sense. All have their pros and cons, and are fit for purpose. Typical case scenarios that take advantage of LPWAN technology will be reviewed in different vertical markets of the IoT: Smart Agriculture, Smart Industry, Smart Cities (including utilities and building monitoring).