Communications through the network must be power-efficient and allow devices to operate on small batteries that could last over 10 years.
Devices must be able to connect over a long distance (up to tens of kms in rural areas) and connectivity should have deep penetration capabilities to include indoor use cases.
LPWAN target an objective of chipset costs below 5$ and connectivity subscription fee below 1$, notably by reusing license-free spectrum band or shared with cellular technologies.
Long Battery Life for devices
Once deployed, LPWAN devices must operate for several years without human intervention.
Massive volume of devices
A single LPWAN gateway should provide connectivity to thousands of devices distributed over kms.
Simple & Rapid Deployment
Deployment of both the end-devices and the network infrastructure must stay be quick and inexpensive.