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Pourquoi choisir LoRa® ?

Unlike other disruptive technologies that can be slow to gain global adoption, Semtech's LoRa wireless RF technology is not a promise of a future potential, but is available today all around the globe. With over several hundred known use cases (and growing), and more than 191 million devices deployed on every inhabited continent, Semtech's LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN® standard are creating a Smart Planet. Industry analyst ABI Research projects that more than 50% of all non-cellular low power wide area connections will feature LoRa by 2026. LoRa is realizing the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT).

LoRaWAN comble le retard technologique des réseaux cellulaires et Wi-Fi/BLE qui nécessitent une bande passante élevée ou beaucoup d'énergie, ont une portée limitée ou sont incapables de pénétrer dans des environnements intérieurs.

LoRa comble un retard technologique

LoRa devices have revolutionized IoT by enabling data communication over a long range while using very little power. When connected to a non-cellular LoRaWAN network, LoRa devices accommodate a vast range of IoT applications by transmitting packets with important information. LoRaWAN networks fill the technology gap of Cellular and Wi-Fi/BLE based networks that require either high bandwidth or high power, or have a limited range or inability to penetrate deep indoor environments. In effect, LoRa is flexible for rural or indoor use cases in smart cities, smart homes and buildings, smart agriculture, smart metering, and smart supply chain and logistics. 

LoRa Fills the 5G Gap

Combler le fossé de la 5G

While 5G was designed to bring faster speeds and connectivity, LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard serve distinct use cases where devices need to be battery-operated and last in the field extended periods of time. The LoRaWAN standard has a communication range reaching more than six miles, which is further than 5G’s mmWave variant. While 5G may be optimal for video calls or ultra-low latency applications, LoRaWAN is ideal for water and gas metering, asset tracking and many more applications where low power consumption and long range are required. In addition to LoRa devices’ long range capabilities, it has the power to penetrate physical structures where 5G signals cannot.

LoRa complète les réseaux Wi-Fi, Bluetooth et cellulaire

LoRa complète les réseaux Wi-Fi, Bluetooth et cellulaire

Like Wi-Fi, LoRaWAN operates in the unlicensed band and supports indoor applications; like Cellular, LoRaWAN is highly secure from end devices to the application server, and is suitable for outdoor applications. LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard combine these features of Wi-Fi and Cellular networks to offer an efficient, flexible and economical connectivity solution ideal for IoT applications whether indoor or outdoor and installed in public, private or hybrid networks. Simple sensor data can fuel analytics platforms, such as those for artificial intelligence and machine learning. These require data diversity which is made possible by low-cost sensors with LoRa.

Carte de la couverture de LoRaWAN à travers le monde

La disponibilité réseau près de chez vous

End devices with LoRa chipsets operate on the LoRaWAN standard which is backed by the LoRa Alliance®, an open, nonprofit association committed to driving its adoption worldwide. The LoRa Alliance’s ecosystem includes over 156 network operators with service in 171 countries and growing. This existing infrastructure makes it easy and efficient to deploy solutions immediately.

L'écosystème grandissant de LoRa comprend des opérateurs réseau, des fabricants de matériel, des concepteurs de logiciels, des fournisseurs de services, des universités et des associations industrielles qui jouent un rôle clé dans la création et le déploiement de dispositifs, de réseaux et d'applications.

Un écosystème qui évolue rapidement

The ecosystem supporting LoRa and LoRaWAN includes a comprehensive collection of network operators, hardware manufacturers, software designers, service providers, universities, and industry associations that play a key role in creating and enabling devices, networks and applications. The ecosystem is continuously growing ― and continues to grow at an impressive rate in conjunction with widespread adoption of LoRa devices.

En tant que plateforme ouverte fonctionnant sur la bande sans licence, la technologie LoRa est suffisamment flexible pour rendre différents modèles commerciaux rentables. Le protocole LoRaWAN normalisé est interopérable, ce qui permet de mettre à l'échelle, de regrouper et d'adapter les solutions.

Une mise sur le marché simplifiée

Semtech’s LoRa devices enable innovators to overcome the age-old challenges that come with launching an IoT solution. The ecosystem supporting LoRa is all-inclusive, providing end-to-end integration from silicon to services. As an open platform that operates on the unlicensed band, LoRa is flexible for various business models to create profitability. The standardized LoRaWAN standard is interoperable, enabling solutions to scale, bundle and evolve. Semtech and its ecosystem partners are committed to simplifying and accelerating the path for IoT innovators to bring products to market and demonstrate real-world use cases. A great place for innovators to start is in the LoRa Developer Portal – the online forum for IoT and M2M technologists to connect, learn and share.

Technical Resources

Learn more about why LoRa is the de facto wireless platform of IoT. 

LoRaWAN and 5G connect the next billion Internet of Things devices This ABI Research white paper provides an update on future 5G network connectivity standards and details IoT applications from Orange, MultiTech, JRI, Chevron and Ercogener that use multi-RAN architectures.
LoRaWAN and Multi-RAN Architecture Connecting the Next Billion IoT Devices
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Ultimate Internet of Things network comparison infographic Compare the top six Internet of Things (IoT) technologies side by side: LoRa/LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and 5G. Which IoT network is best for your application?
Ultimate IoT Network Comparison
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 informations sur LoRaWAN et NB-IoT
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Migrating Internet of Things sensor design to LoRaWAN The LoRaWAN open standard, offered by the LoRa Alliance, enables long range, low power sensors to connect to gateways throughout the world.
Migrer d'un design de capteurs de l'Internet des objets (IoT) vers LoRaWAN
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LoRaWAN capacity trial in smart city environment white paper MachineQ™ and Semtech conducted a study and found that a full-scale LoRa deployment in a dense urban environment outperformed its expectations, and could handle more than its expected number of packets/day.
Essai de la capacité de LoRaWAN en milieu urbain dense
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LoRaWAN network capacity for smart utilities applications white paper Un réseau de 10 000 compteurs électriques équipés de la technologie LoRa a été déployé en Allemagne pour tester l'efficacité des capteurs et des stations de base radio, et déterminer la capacité des données.
Capacité réelle du réseau LoRaWAN pour les applications de comptage électrique
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