LoRa, Sigfox and LTE-M: How do they compare?


Date: Friday, 28 October 2016
Time: 09:30–10:30
Location: Informatics Forum, Room 2.33, 10 Crichton Street
Speaker: Fred de Haro

Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) are being widely promoted for IoT deployment, with LoRa, Sigfox and LTE-M amongst the leading contenders to win the technology race. For developers, a persistent question is “what’s the best wireless network for this or that type of connected application?” In this talk, Fred de Haro will present Pycom’s views on “the race” and will explain the defining characteristics of these competing LPWAN technologies and their suitability for different IoT use-cases.


Fred de Haro is CEO and Co-Founder of Pycom. He has 27 years experience building start-up and pre-IPO companies, including NAVTEQ and Tele Atlas (sold for $4B to TomTom). His diverse industry and vertical market experience spans IT hardware, software, intellectual property and licensing, as well as automotive, retail, Internet, VARs, system integrators, ISPs, ASPs, independent software vendors, telecom (mobile operators and handset manufacturers), B2B, OEMs, consumer products, aerospace, defense and manufacturing.

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