Compare LPWAN Technologies

These four technologies cover the majority of the IoT requirement landscape.

LTE CATM

NB-IoT

Weightless

LoRaWAN

Class A

Channel Access Method 

TDMA/FDMA

TDMA/FDMA

TDMA/FDMA

ALOHA

Uplink Data Rate

<400kbps

<66kbps

0.625-100kbps

0.3-27kbps

Downlink Data Rate

<400kbps

Less Than 66kbps

63,530 bytes

<1,000 bytes

Payload Allowance 

>10,000 bytes

> 10,000 bytes

63,530 bytes

100 bytes

Supports 100% Acknowledged Messages

Yes

No

 

 

Yes

No

Synchronous

Yes

No

Yes

No

Operating Frequency

Sub-GHz Unlicensed or Licensed - *Can Be Customized