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A Comparative Study on Emerging Radio Technologies for IoT

Version 1 : Received: 28 August 2020 / Approved: 31 August 2020 / Online: 31 August 2020 (05:11:19 CEST)

How to cite: Samad, M.A. A Comparative Study on Emerging Radio Technologies for IoT. Preprints 2020, 2020080705 Samad, M.A. A Comparative Study on Emerging Radio Technologies for IoT. Preprints 2020, 2020080705


A recent study says by 2020, about 50bilion device needs to be connected in this universe. Of these 50 billion devices, most of the invention would be an IoT device that sleeps most of the time and transmits or receive data occasionally. These devices are battery powered in most cases. Existing wireless technologies usually consume lots of power, hence cannot be applied for their low powered IoT devices. For these reasons, different types of Low Power (LP) technologies have been proposed in recent days to work with low-power devices. The most appropriate strategies for IoT implementations are IEEE 802.11ah, LoRaWAN, SigFox and these Low Power Large Area (LPWA) technologies supplemented by current traditional cellular and other approaches for the numerous developing machine-to-machine communication, smart home and smart city implementations. In this paper, different types of such LPWA technologies standards, limitations, regulations, stakeholders’ interests have been being considered. This paper gives several LPWA frameworks an idealistic vision and provides a study of such innovations to illustrate the integration of billions of devices over the next decade.


802.11ah; LoRa; LoRaWAN; CSS; SigFox; Ingenue


Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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