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Low Power Wide Area Network

What is LPWAN?

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) describes a category of wireless communication technologies designed to support Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Vodafone is rolling out NB-IoT and LTE-M to support your IoT solutions.

What are LPWAN technologies designed to deliver?

Extended coverage over large areas

Extended coverage over large areas even when underground or deep within buildings

Great power efficiency

Great power efficiency so devices can run on batteries for up to 10 years

Low cost communications hardware

Low cost communications hardware enabling data collection devices to be cheaper

Low bandwidth

Low bandwidth with most connections requiring just a few bytes of data to be transmitted per device per day

Applications suited to LPWAN

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Gas metering
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Environmental monitoring
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Smoke and fire alarms
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Water metering
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Smart bins
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Liquid and pressurised fuels
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Parking and monitoring
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Alarm and event detectors

See where IoT can help you across the country

Check our coverage maps for NB-IoT and LTE-M

IoT coverage map details

Coverage depends on where you are and what device you are using. For example, to get access to the NB-IoT network, you need to be in a NB-IoT coverage area and have a NB-IoT capable device.
Please note: The above map is indicative only and intended to provide general guidance on where our network coverage is available. Coverage may vary depending on the type of device used.


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