LoRa®

Why LoRa®?

  1. Low Cost
  2. No Monthly Cellular Fees
  3. Long Range
  4. Low Power
  5. Secure Encrypted Connection

LoRa® Explained by Symmetry Experts



How Does LoRa® Work?

Connecting virtually all things - sensors, gateways, machines, devices, animals, people - LoRa® Technology makes it possible to connect to the Cloud, enabling sound decisions and making people's lives better.



LoRa®

Compare LoRa®

Feature

LoRaWAN   
Now

Sigfox

Now

RPMA/Ingenu

LTE Cat-1
2016 (Rel-8)

LTE Cat-M1
2017 (Rel13)

LTE Cat-M2 NB-IoT

2018 Rel13+

Frequency Band

433/470/780/868 /915 MHz ISM

868 /915 MHz ISM

2.4 GHz ISM

Licensed Spectrum

(700 MHz-2.5GHZ+)

Licensed Spectrum

(700 MHz-2.5GHZ+)

Licensed Spectrum

(700 MHz-2.5GHZ+)

Modulation

DSS with Chirp

UNB / GFSK - BPSK

RPMA

OFDMA

OFDMA

OFDMA

Rx bandwidth

125 - 500 KHz

100 Hz (EU) /

600 Hz (NAM)

1 MHz

20 MHz

1.4 MHz

200 KHz

Max Data Rate

293 - 50K bps

100 bps (EU) /

600 bps (NAM)

12 / 8 bytes Max

ACCESS POINT 624 kbps DL

156 kbps  UL

10 Mbps

380 Kbps

~250 Kbps DL

  22 kbps  UL

Max. # Msgs/day

Unlimited

(Some operators or service providers may have limits)

UL: 140 msgs/day

DL Broadcast: 4 msgs/day

undisclosed

Unlimited

Single Antenna restricted as low as 200KB/day

unknown

Unknown

Max Output Power

14-30 dBm

14-22 dBm

21 dBm

Up to 46 dBm

23 dBm

20 dBm

Link Budget

153-161 dB

149-161 dB

168-172 dB with diversity

140 dB+

155 dB+ on DL

160 dB+

Communication channel

Half Duplex

Limited Half Duplex

Half Duplex

Full Duplex

Half Duplex

Half Duplex

Power Efficiency

Very High

Very High

High

Low

Medium

High

Complexity

Very Low

Very Low

Medium

High

Medium

Low

Coexistence

Yes

No

undisclosed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mobility

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Limited to idle mode

Cost

One time cost

One time cost

One time cost

Ongoing monthly costs

Ongoing monthly costs

Ongoing monthly costs