Among important mobile service provider network initiatives, 5G gets the most media attention. Methods of bonding Long Term Evolution spectrum across carriers, or bonding LTE with Wi-Fi, tend to get less attention.
But there’s also LoRaWAN, a low-power wide area network intended to support Internet of Things and machine-to-machine devices and services.
SK Telecom now is the first Asia-based mobile service provider to join the LoRa Alliance (http://lora-alliance.org), the group working to create a new protocol to enable the Internet of Things (IoT).
LoRaWAN uses spread spectrum technology to support data rates range from 0.3 kbps to 50 kbps and provide long battery life.