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Low power wide area coverage

Balancing the requirements for density, reach and power consumption

IoT applications, such as remote sensors, smart meters or asset tracking, need to be able to operate over very long distances or difficult locations such as building interiors, subway tunnels or even buried underground. To address this, new wireless technologies, such as 3GPP narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M or LoRa and Zigbee, are being introduced; some are standards based while others proprietary, operating in either licensed or unlicensed spectrum.

But how can you be sure the application will work at scale? With expectations of 200,000 IoT sensors or more per square km, being able to test and monitor these devices—including the radio interfaces—to be sure they meet, and continue to meet the application needs will be critical to the overall success of the solution.

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