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NB-IoT vs LoRa vs SigFox-Difference between NB-IoT,LoRa,SigFox

This page compares NB-IoT vs LoRa vs SigFox and mentions difference between NB-IoT, LoRa and SigFox. It mentions links to compare LoRa vs SigFox vs other wireless technologies.

LoRa and Sigfox fall under non-cellular IoT technologies. NB-IoT falls under cellular IoT category. NB-IoT (NarrowBand IoT) is LTE Rel.13 specifications. It is also known as LTE Cat-NB.

NB-IoT

NB IoT Frequency Spectrum

Following are the features of NB-IoT technology:
• Coverage: +20dB than LTE, covers distance of less than 22 Km
• Frequency spectrum: LTE In-band, Guard Band, Standalone
• Signal Bandwidth: 180 KHz
• Data Rate: 200 Kbps
• Battery life of NB-IoT device: 10 years
Refer NB-IoT tutorial➤ for more information.

LoRa

LoRa network architecture

Following are the features of LoRa technology:
• Coverage: less than 14 Km
• Frequency spectrum: Unlicensed Band
• Signal Bandwidth: 125 KHz
• Data Rate:10 Kbps
• Battery life of NB-IoT device: 10 years
Refer LoRa tutorial➤ and LoRa technology basics➤ for more information.

SigFox

Following are the features of SigFox technology:
• Coverage: less than 17 Km
• Frequency spectrum: Unlicensed Band
• Signal Bandwidth: 0.1 KHz
• Data Rate:100 bps
• Battery life of NB-IoT device: 10 years
Refer SigFox technology basics➤ for more information.

This difference between cellular IoT and non-cellular IoT will help one understand how cellular IoT technologies will soon replace non-cellular IoT technologies.



LoRa vs Sigfox vs other technologies

Following links compares LoRa vs Sigfox vs other wireless technologies.
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