Scenario 1: Paying for Success
Building and profitably running a public IoT network is no cheap endeavor. Success is found in using the infrastructure across as many paying customers as possible. The paying customers are devices in a public IoT network. And, the number of paying customers is determined by the capacity (or data throughput) available at each access point. An important side note here that the reader should understand is that many LPWA wireless technologies like to talk about the number of address spaces an AP has as capacity. That misses the mark. A useful benchmark of capacity is the number of messages of a given size (e.g. 32 bytes) that can pass through an AP during a given time (say one second).
A useful benchmark of capacity is the number of messages of a given size (e.g. 32 bytes) that can pass through an AP during a given time (say one second).
Those messages can be divided amongst devices according to their data needs. If each device needs a lot of data, then fewer can be served in a given time interval. If each device needs very little data, then more devices can be served in that interval. This is real-world capacity and is how any wireless technology should be compared apples to apples.
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