Connectivity as a Baseline
Importance of Connectivity
Low Powered Wide Area Networks (LPWAN)
There are 3 primary LPWAN sensor types, LoRA, NB-IoT, and Sigfox. They all share the following benefits:
- Low powered: Thanks to a minimal energy consumption during data transmission, sensors and devices can be operated for up to ten years on a single battery charge.
- Long-range: Data can be sent over many kilometers. License-free frequency bands allow you to operate your own base stations and reduce connection costs to a minimum.
- Deep Indoor: LPWAN offers significantly better building penetration than standard mobile communication technologies. This is perfect for data exchange with systems in high buildings, basements or industrial structures.
- More affordable: The 3 types are more affordably priced compared to prior legacy industry standard sensors
Example Organisation using LoRA in the Docklands:
Status in Docklands:
Full coverage and accessibility
Available for non-commercial use (commercial use available with special criteria)
How to Access:
Please contact Pervasive Nation at firstname.lastname@example.org
or click here to visit their website for more information
A cellular network is a radio network distributed over land through cells where each cell includes a fixed location transceiver known as base station. These cells together provide radio coverage over larger geographical areas. User equipment (UE), such as mobile phones, is therefore able to communicate even if the equipment is moving through cells during transmission.
Cellular networks give subscribers advanced features over alternative solutions, including increased capacity, small battery power usage, a larger geographical coverage area and reduced interference from other signals. Popular cellular technologies include the Global System for Mobile Communication, general packet radio service, 3GSM and code division multiple access, 4G/LTE, and 5G networks.
Example Organisations using 4G in the Docklands:
Example Organisations using 3G in the Docklands:
Wi-Fi is a wireless networking protocol that allows devices to communicate without internet cords. It’s technically an industry term that represents a type of wireless local area network (LAN) protocol based on the 802.11 IEEE network standard. Wi-Fi is the most popular means of communicating data wirelessly, within a fixed location. It’s a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, an international association of companies involved with wireless LAN technologies and products.