Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) Market, Technologies [LoRa, SigFox, Weightless- N, Weightless- P, Weightless-W], Network Types [Private and Public], Industry Verticals, Regions, Competitive Landscape, End-User Analysis – Global Market Drivers, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts, 2016-2022

Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) is a wireless network technology used for interconnecting the devices with low-bandwidth focusing on long range. These technologies are specifically designed for M2M communications. They enable wider range for M2M and IoT applications which is constrained by budgets and power consumption. The data transfer rates of LPWAN are very low using low-bandwidth and less power consumption of the connected devices. The networks support the devices over a long coverage area than the traditional consumer mobile technologies. Technologies such as Bluetooth, ZigBee and Wi-Fi are better for consumer level but not for industrial and commercial applications. Hence, LPWAN is being used for smart cities and buildings, industrial applications, and transportation.

Smart cities address the future development of LPWAN technology. According to Infoholic’s analyst, the LPWAN market will grow at a CAGR of 90.0% during the forecast period 2016–2022. New integrated approaches by the telecom players and software players are driving the market for new networking technologies. Also, the increase in gas and oil pipelines across the globe is fostering the growth of the market. The LPWAN market is divided into types, networks, end-user segmentation, technologies and geographical segmentation. Organisations mostly use private networks because of the security issues and public networks are used by start-ups and small organisations.

The low power wide area network market is analysed by six regions – Americas, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, and MEA. The growing number of smart cities projects in APAC and MEA region will drive the market in the near future.

One of the major trends in the market is to reach the customer expectations while making LPWAN technology as one of the important strategies. The majority of the projects are coming from the Western Europe and Asia Pacific region as they are ready to consider it as the main strategy for transferring the data and improve the analysis of real-time information. Some of the vendors for LPWAN market are SIgFox, Semtech, Huawei, NWave, and Weightless.

The study covers and analyses the “Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN)” market globally. Bringing out the complete key insights of the industry, the report aims to provide an opportunity for players to understand the latest trends, current market scenario, government initiative, and technologies related to the market. In addition, helps the venture capitalist in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.


The report provides an in-depth analysis of the LPWAN market aiming to bring all telecom and networking stakeholders on a common platform. The report provides a detailed analysis of the LPWAN market in terms of the connectivity technologies, network types, industry verticals, regions, competitive landscape, and end-user analysis. The report also covers the detailed regional analysis, i.e. analysis of the leading countries in these regions according to the above-mentioned segments.

The report gives insight about the

  • Regional Growth Opportunities:
    • In-depth analysis of four regions, namely Americas, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa
    • The regions are analysed according to connectivity technologies, verticals and leading countries
    • Detailed country wise analysis is done in these regions.
  • Current and predicted business strategies for the leading companies in the market such as SigFox, Semtech, NWave Technologies, Neul, and On-Ramp and companies to watch for and global software providers
  • The report also gives information related to the latest industry and market trends, key stakeholders, industry pest analysis and competitive landscape
  • Industry Applications:
    • In-depth analysis of six verticals, namely agriculture, industrial, consumer, infrastructure, logistics, and utilities
    • The industry applications are analysed according to connectivity technologies and their networking connections
    • Detailed analysis of public and private networks
    • Report briefs about the upcoming technologies by companies such as Semtech and SigFox

The report will be useful for the key stakeholders of the LPWAN market such as OEMs, telecom providers, software providers, and platform providers in the following ways:

  • Competitive analysis (i.e. current and future key business strategies of the competitors and their regional growth)
  • Drivers, growth opportunities and regional trends

1 Industry Overview
1.1 Industry Trends
1.2 Pest Analysis

2 Report Outline
2.1 Report Scope
2.2 Report Summary
2.3 Research Methodology
2.4 Report Assumptions

3 Market Snapshot
3.1 Total Addressable Market (TAM)
3.2 Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)
3.3 Related Markets

4 Market Outlook
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Trends & Impact
4.3 Market Segmentation
4.4 Porter 5 (Five) Forces

5 Overview of M2M, IoT, and LPWAN
5.1 M2M
5.2 IoT
5.3 IoT Applications
5.4 M2M Architecture
5.5 IoT Architecture
5.6 M2M Communication Technologies
5.7 Cellular Devices Connectivity

6 Market Characteristics
6.1 Evolution of LPWAN
6.2 LPWAN Architecture
6.3 LPWAN Features & Characteristics
6.4 Network Topology
6.5 LPWAN Advantages & Disadvantages
6.6 Selection of LPWAN Strategy
6.6.1 Security Applications
6.6.2 Advanced Radio Technology
6.6.3 Power Consumption
6.6.4 Commercial Usage
6.6.5 Legal Issues
6.7 Applications Suitable and Adaptable for LPWAN
6.8 LPWAN Preference for Customers
6.9 Market Dynamics
6.9.1 Drivers Low Power Consumption Increase in the Development of Smart Cities and Smart Buildings Cost Savings
6.9.2 Restraints Data Traffic Integration Complexities Lack of Standards
6.9.3 Opportunities MNOs and NonMNO Network Providers System Integrators OEMs SME
6.9.4 DRO – Impact Analysis

7 Trends and Roadmap
7.1 Market Trends & Impact
7.2 Technology Roadmap

8 Types: Market Size and Forecast
8.1 Overview
8.2 LPWAN Devices Market
8.2.1 Module Shipments of LPWAN
8.2.2 ASP of the LPWAN Module
8.3 LPWAN Service Revenue
8.3.1 LPWAN Connections

9 Networks: Market Size & Analysis
9.1 Overview
9.2 Private Networks
9.3 Public Networks

10 End-user: Market Size and Forecast
10.1 Overview
10.2 Agriculture
10.3 Industrial
10.4 Consumer
10.5 Infrastructure
10.6 Logistics
10.7 Utilities

11 Technologies Analysis
11.1 Overview
11.2 SigFox (UNB)
11.3 LoRa Alliance
11.4 Weightless
11.5 Ingenu (On-ramp)
11.6 nWave

12 Regions: Market Size and Analysis
12.1 Overview
12.2 Western Europe
12.2.1 Interesting Factors About Western Europe
12.2.2 Drivers for Western Europe
12.3 Asia-Pacific
12.3.1 Interesting Factors About Asia-Pacific
12.3.2 Drivers for Asia-Pacific
12.4 Americas
12.4.1 Interesting Factors About Americas
12.4.2 Drivers for Americas
12.5 MEA
12.5.1 Interesting Factors About MEA
12.5.2 Drivers for MEA
12.6 Eastern Europe
12.6.1 Interesting Factors About Eastern Europe
12.6.2 Drivers for Eastern Europe

13 Vendor Profiles
13.1 SigFox
13.1.1 Overview
13.1.2 Business Units
13.1.3 Geographical Revenue
13.1.4 Recent Developments
13.1.5 Business Focus
13.1.6 SWOT Analysis
13.1.7 Business Strategy
13.2 Semtech Corp.
13.2.1 Overview
13.2.2 Business Units
13.2.3 Geographical Revenue
13.2.4 Recent Developments
13.2.5 Business Focus
13.2.6 SWOT Analysis
13.2.7 Business Strategy
13.3 Nwave Technologies
13.3.1 Overview
13.3.2 Business Unit
13.3.3 Geographic Revenue
13.3.4 Recent Developments
13.3.5 Business Focus
13.3.6 SWOT Analysis
13.3.7 Business Strategy
13.4 On-Ramp (Ingenu) Inc.
13.4.1 Overview
13.4.2 Business Units
13.4.3 Geographical Revenue
13.4.4 Recent Developments
13.4.5 Business Focus
13.4.6 SWOT Analysis
13.4.7 Business Strategy
13.5 Neul (Huawei) Ltd.
13.5.1 Overview
13.5.2 Business Units
13.5.3 Geographic Revenue
13.5.4 Recent Developments
13.5.5 Business Focus
13.5.6 SWOT Analysis
13.5.7 Business Strategy

14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Competitor Comparison Analysis
14.2 Vendor analysis
14.2.1 On-Ramp
14.2.2 SigFox
14.2.3 NWave
14.3 Neul
14.4 Semtech

15 Global Generalist
15.1 AT&T Inc.
15.1.1 Overview
15.1.2 AT&T Products
15.1.3 AT&T in LPWAN market
15.2 Bouygues Telecom
15.2.1 Overview
15.2.2 Bouygues Telecom Products
15.2.3 Bouygues Telecom in LPWAN market
15.3 Qualcomm Inc.
15.3.1 Overview
15.3.2 Qualcomm Products
15.3.3 Qualcomm in LPWAN Market
15.4 Telefonica SA
15.4.1 Overview
15.4.2 Telefonica Products
15.4.3 Telefonica in LPWAN Market
15.5 Vodafone Group Plc
15.5.1 Overview
15.5.2 Vodafone Products
15.5.3 Vodafone in LPWAN Market

16 Companies to Watch for
16.1 Actility
16.1.1 Overview
16.1.2 Actility in LPWAN Market
16.2 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L
16.2.1 Overview
16.2.2 Libelium in LPWAN Market
16.3 Link Labs
16.3.1 Overview
16.3.2 Link Labs in LPWAN Market


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