Why Most LPWA Providers Cannot Support the IoT as It Grows
The press and analysts agree that the Internet of Things will continue to grow for many years to come. A key capability any wireless provider needs in order to serve the IoT now and in the future, is the the ability to scale with its growth. Other LPWA technologies cannot scale because they, by design, do not support transmit power control, among other involved capabilities. Let’s explore how that impacts scalability. Suppose that a tower, call it Y, is filled to capacity, and you build another tower nearby, call it Z, that can serve some of Y’s endpoints.
Success to Failure Scenario #2: Network fills to capacity but lack of network scalability leads to network overload and thus network failure leaving devices stranded.
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