LPWA networks constitute an ideal solution for machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications that necessitate wide coverage and a sparing use of energy at a limited cost. Smart City (with its sensors embedded in an urban setting), water, gas & electricity metering, e-health, connected buildings, agriculture… these are amongst the many applications that can be potentially covered by LPWA networks and that have a very bright future ahead of them.
The experts are wagering on an explosion of the number of LPWA connections in the next 8 years. According to the analyst firm Machina Research, more than 3 billion LPWA-enabled M2M connections will be deployed between now and 2023, exceeding the number of M2M cellular (2G, 3G, 4G…) connections.
What technical solutions are best positioned in the market ?
There are several LPWAN technologies (LoRa, SigFox, Qowisio, etc.), each having a proprietary, locked-in, non-standard solution for addressing, localization, security, provisioning, AAA, etc. This is the case because the stringent LPWA constraints do not allow for classical management techniques to be used. Mobile operators have not had their last word too and under the auspices of the GSMA, several of them recently launched the Mobile IoT Initiative, aimed at accelerating the commercial availability of LPWA wireless technologies adapted for deployment in the frequency bands that they own (and are thus accessible under license). LTE-M, a variant of LTE and designed to cater to the needs of M2M, is one of them. Finally, the WiFi world is also pushing its solution.
Is there room for all these technologies in the running ?
What are LPWAN players’ challenges going forward ?
How can they fight off the counter-attack of LTE and WiFi ?
How will the incumbent telecom industry players react ?
How can they fight their own fragmentation ?
Could the capacity and data rate race that otherwise dominates the wireless industry not take place in LPWAN ?
Answers will be given during the LPWAN Conference to be held in Paris CDG from 18 to 20 May 2016.
18 may 2016 - Tutorials
08.30 WELCOME, REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
10.00 Presenting the LoRa Alliance
- Key requirements of internet of things
- Key characteristics
- Describing the LoRaWAN 1.0 specifi cation
- LoRaWAN network architecture
10.45 COFFEE BREAK
11.15 Communication technology
- Classes of end-point devices
- Building blocks
- Presented by François Sforza SEMTECH
- Introduction to LoRa
14.00 Background on cellular technologies in general
- LPWA for the Internet of Things
- IoT requirements and technology landscape
- LTE-M evolution for cellular IoT
- Deep dive on LTE-M
14.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.15 LTE-M features (long battery life, low device cost, low deployment cost, full coverage)
- LTE-M in 3GPP Release 13
- First deployments
- LTE-M vs. LTE Category 1/0
- LTE-M vs. 3GPP NB-IoT
- Project methodology
- Presented by Gus Vos, CTO SIERRA WIRELES
16.00 END OF THE TUTORIALS
Hotel Novotel Convention & Wellness Paris CDG
10 allée du Verger
95700 Roissy en France
Terminal 2 and TGV station : Level 5
Terminal 3 : in front of Roissy Pôle
Conference and Exhibition
From Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 May 2016.
CAP’TRONIC est partenaire de cet événement.
Pour les adhérents CAP’TRONIC, nous vous offrons 200 € de réduction sur le premier jour, le 18 mai 2016 (Tutorials only).
Pour cela, merci de contacter Céline GONCALVES au 01 69 08 93 47
54 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine
Telephone : ++33 (0)1 53 46 63 80
Fax : ++ 33 (0)1 53 46 63 85