[IIoT Survival Guide] Low-Power Mesh Networks vs. LPWAN


Low-Power Mesh Networks vs. LPWAN: What You Need to Know

Low-power mesh networks based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and low power wide area networks (LPWANs) arise as the two leading options for IIoT edge connectivity. While both are designed to ater to low-throughput IIoT applications, the two approaches vary greatly in network criteria. By understanding their major differences, system designers can decide which wireless option is a better match for their architecture and use cases.