IoT (Internet or Things) is said to be the next big technology revolution, which will invade our homes, workplace and public spaces. The expectation is billions of devices collecting information on everything. But the key to this, is the new IoT radio networks which are starting to be deployed. Until now we have been limited to WiFi and Bluetooth for personal short-range IoT devices. Cellular and private radio networks are too expensive, power hungry and just not designed for a small battery powered device, that may only connect once a week.
You may have heard of SIGFox, NB IoT, LaRa just 3 of the networks currently being deployed in New Zealand for IoT communication. These networks will have extended reach, boosting better coverage than the combined cell networks and pricing which starts as low as $1.50 per month.
So, what are these networks, what are the differences and what are the applications that will start to turn up in the reliability markets? This presentation will summarise these network there pro and cons an give example of applications.