Amazon Sidewalk is a SDWAN-based LPWAN over internet using their extensive device portfolio as nodes in a new service. Apple U1 Wideband uses radio technology to improve device tracking, location services and possibly even more health detection capability.
The era of Low Power WAN has been bubbling away in the background for quite some time. The big money was in the smartphones and pushing cheap wireless PCs in a handheld glass slab format for the last ten years. That market is getting saturated and its time for companies to look at the next phase of network growth.
Low Powered WAN is a group of technologies operating in various unlicensed spectrums usually at sub 1Ghz frequencies. These frequencies have low data rates but excellent penetration.
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