Which wireless standard makes sense for your application?
With wide-scale IoT solutions being implemented, we are seeing an emerging set of new wireless technologies. LoRa and SigFox continue to have limited deployments. NB-IoT and LTE-M are now built out across the USA and much of the world to the point you can deploy devices with this technology and they will work nearly everywhere
The focus of innovation is on low power protocols that support remote battery-operated devices which send small amounts of data for a duration from months to years. Since remote service costs can be a significant component of the total cost of ownership for a sensor network, we expect one or more of these new standards to take their place beside Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, WiFi, and cellular. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, so depending on your application, we would choose the optimal technology.
Comparison of IoT Wireless Standards
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