Supporting the Broadest Global Deployments
The IoT market is global – companies developing applications want to be able to deliver their solution to the widest available market. Similarly, serving the largest available market drives down costs by utilizing common components, infrastructure and so on.
The 2.4 GHz band has a substantial advantage over 900 MHz on this dimension. As shown in the figure below, 2.4 GHz provides a single spectrum choice with virtually global availability, under very similar rules. The 900 MHz band is a more fractured story, with different frequency bands in different geographies, variation in critical rules and some countries, without availability.
Global ISM Bands
More Spectrum Means Greater Capability and Flexibility
In addition to its global availability, the 2.4 GHz ISM band provides a large absolute amount of spectrum – covering 80 MHz of bandwidth. Move available bandwidth provides more capability and flexibility in delivering real-world solutions.
On-Ramp’s RPMA system is architected around a one MHz channel bandwidth. An entire RPMA network can be deployed as a single channel network using only one MHz of the entire 80 MHz of available spectrum. This small channel footprint in the broad frequency band provides flexibility in deployment models to improve the capabilities and performance of RPMA networks. RPMA networks are designed so that additional frequencies can be used to increase capacity, extend coverage, and provide robustness to interference. Up to four independent RPMA networks can exist in the same area providing maximum benefit of channel flexibility for each.
RPMA – Specifically Designed for the Unlicensed Spectrum
The 2.4 GHz spectrum is ideal for delivering the benefits of the On-Ramp Wireless RPMA long-range IoT network with:
- Unparalleled coverage: RPMA breaks through the barrier in wireless communications by delivering wide-area coverage with a simple network architecture. The system’s performance parity and antenna diversity enabled by 2.4 GHz offset the propagation advantages of 900 MHz.
- Global Availability: RPMA technology has the operational advantage of virtually global availability in single frequency band
- More Deployment Options: The 2.4 GHz band results in substantially more available spectrum to provide enhanced deployment flexibility.
If you’re interested in deploying an M2M application, please get in touch with the experts at On-Ramp Wireless.