LoraWAN | NB-IoT

Providing Connectivity

Internet of Things (IoT) systems and devices need a communication network that can support the transmission of data from and to the field-deployed devices and sensors.

LoRaWAN and NB-IoT networks are currently the dominant LPWAN-based communication protocols globally for IoT deployments. We are providing everything including consultancy, gateways, installation, servers or choosing the right protocol or antenna. 

Long Range wide area network

What Is LoRaWAN?

LoRaWAN® stands for “Long Range Wide Area Network”. It is networking protocol designed specifically for low-power wide area (LPWA) wireless networks that use LoRa® (short for Long Range, a trademark of Semtech) as their physical layer. LoRaWAN® network architecture is deployed in a star topology where the main elements are battery-operated sensor devices (the end-nodes, the “things”) transmitting to  one or multiple IP connected LoRaWAN® gateways that will forward the data to the Network Server that makes the data available to run the defined IoT application.

Long Range wide area network

What Is LoRaWAN?

LoRaWAN® stands for “Long Range Wide Area Network”. It is networking protocol designed specifically for low-power wide area (LPWA) wireless networks that use LoRa® (short for Long Range, a trademark of Semtech) as their physical layer. LoRaWAN® network architecture is deployed in a star topology where the main elements are battery-operated sensor devices (the end-nodes, the “things”) transmitting to  one or multiple IP connected LoRaWAN® gateways that will forward the data to the Network Server that makes the data available to run the defined IoT application.

NarrowBand IoT

What is NB-IoT?

NB-IoT is a cellular low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology standard. It’s deployed over resource blocks (i.e., a unit of network resources) on existing cellular LTE networks or dedicated ones. NB-IoT can be the best solution for connecting people and businesses to devices that transact small data amounts. These devices expend low amounts of energy since they can spend time in sleep mode.

Its efficiencies in indoor coverage, energy expenditure and maintenance contribute to an increase in IoT-enabled devices. 

NarrowBand IoT

What is NB-IoT?

NB-IoT is a cellular low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology standard. It’s deployed over resource blocks (i.e., a unit of network resources) on existing cellular LTE networks or dedicated ones. NB-IoT can be the best solution for connecting people and businesses to devices that transact small data amounts. These devices expend low amounts of energy since they can spend time in sleep mode.

Its efficiencies in indoor coverage, energy expenditure and maintenance contribute to an increase in IoT-enabled devices. 

LoRaWAN

How It Works?

LoRaWAN® defines and controls how a device behaves in a large network. It optimizes various radio parameters in order to reach optimal network capacity and reliability.

The main advantages are the long-range coverage (up to 50km in open areas and up to 10km in urban environments) and the extremely low power consumption (up to 10 years battery life). These two elements, together with the simple network topology (a star-of-stars topology in which gateways transmit messages between end-devices and a LoRaWAN® network server, the central element and the heart of the network) makes LoRaWAN® networks deployment really easy and basically ‘plug and play’.

Benefits

Why LPWAN?

Battery

Sensors can last up to 10 years with everyday data transmit compared to cellular connection sensors which last weeks. No wires, just small batteries.

Coverage

With LoRaWAN® gateway can cover up to 5 km in urban areas and up to 20 km in open areas. Easy for deployment of field sensors. With NB-IoT we are using cellular coverage.

Stability

Both are adio frequency networks with stable coverage and data transmition. LoRaWAN® operates on open frequency, for EU it is 868Mhz. NB-IoT operates on various frequencies in Europe, most common are Band 8 and 20.

Data Cost

Compared with 4G or 5G networks we are talking pennies.

Security

Compared to other transmission types like mobile radio, WLAN or wired, it does not offer any disadvantages in terms of security. It is secured with industrial standard AES-128.

Penetration

Concrete, steel blocks, glass, indoor, outdoor, even basements – everything is achievable for LoRaWAN or NB-IoT.

There are various options for LPWAN solutions.
We use networks which are proven by time and bring good cost – utility ratio.

Decentralized LoRaWAN® network with over 400K gateways. Easy to deploy and use. The People’s Network. Cheap data transfers. Network backed by Deutsche Telekom.

Things Network, decentralized LoRaWAN® network created by professionals to professionals. Easy to create.

Global NB-IoT Network founded by Deutsche Telekom. Providing unique connectivity using sim cards.

There are various options for LPWAN solutions.
We use networks which are proven by time and bring good cost – utility ratio.

Decentralized LoRaWAN® network with over 400K gateways. Easy to deploy and use. The People’s Network. Cheap data transfers. Network backed by Deutsche Telekom.

Things Network, decentralized LoRaWAN® network created by professionals to professionals. Easy to create.

Global NB-IoT Network founded by Deutsche Telekom. Providing unique connectivity using sim cards.

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Czechia | Slovakia

Our Deployments

We have experience with making coverage all around Europe. Buildings, poles, we can provide offgrid solutions or connect-at-home ones.

Hotspots Deployed by Heliotics

in various countries such as Portugal, Czechia or Slovakia, and we continue on building.