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LoRaWAN Vs SigFox | Difference between LoRaWAN and SigFox

This page compares LoRaWAN Vs SigFox and mentions difference between LoRaWAN and SigFox. It provides link to LoRaWAN and SigFox tutorials. The difference between LoRa and LoRaWAN is also mentioned.

LoRaWAN is LoRa based Wide Area Network. LoRa is a physical layer used in LoRaWAN devices which supports MAC layer and upper stack as per desired application os use. Hence LoRa consists of layer-1 (RF and PHY) while LORaWAN consists of entire communication protocol.

Both LoRaWAN and Sigfox are Low Power Wide Area Network technologies.

Specifications LoRaWAN Sigfox
Frequency band of operation 433 MHz, 868 MHz, 780 MHz, 915 MHz 868 MHz, 902 MHz
Channel Bandwidth EU: 8 x 125 KHz
US: 64 x 125 KHz, 8 x 125 KHz
Modulation: Chirp Spread Spectrum
Ultra narrow band
Coverage range 2 to 5 Km in urban areas, 15 Km in rural areas 3 to 10 Km in urban areas, 30 to 50 Km in rural areas, 1000 Km in LOS (Line of Sight)
Network Architecture LoRa network architecture sigfox network architecture
Transmit power of end node EU: < +14 dBm ;
US: < +27 dBm
-20 dBm to +20 dBm
Message size 242 bytes 12 bytes
Downlink data rate EU: 300 bps to 50 Kbps
US: 900 to 100 Kbps
4 messages of 8 bytes/day
uplink data rate same as above 100 bps, 140 messages/day
network topology Star on star star
Number of end devices per gateway or access point Uplink: >1M
Downlink: < 100 K
1M
References Refer LoRa tutorial>> and

LoRa technology basics>>
Refer SigFox technology basics>> and

SIGFOX Tutorial>>.


LoRaWAN and Sigfox Related Links

LoRa tutorial
LoRa Frequency Bands
LoRa protocol stack
LoRa MAC layer
LoRaWAN classes
LoRa features
LoRa Transceiver module
SIGFOX Tutorial
SIGFOX Network Architecture
SIGFOX Protocol Stack
SIGFOX Frame structure
Advantages and Disadvantages of Sigfox
SIGFOX Vs GSM
SIGFOX Vs Wireless M-Bus


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