Around the world, millions of battery-powered things in cities such as car-parking lots, street lights, utility meters (gas and water), pipelines, trash bins, location trackers, environmental sensors, smoke detectors, and water hydrants are now connected to the internet. These objects that are a part of the Internet of Things are forming plenty of applications to improve the operational eﬃciency of cities and the standard of living in them, for instance, asset tracking, smart parking, smart lighting, and smart building.
These Internet of Things (IoT) use cases are supported by an emerging wireless IoT infrastructure: the low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network operating on unlicensed ISM band.
The LPWA network is specically designed and optimised for such use cases that require end devices to be battery powered and have long distance wireless access over miles:
Zero-touch provisioning for scalable deployment and maintenance
Ease of use for end-device management
Tools for wireless packet logger, RF planning, and online channel noise scanning