LPWAN comparison – Weightless-P vers SIGFOX vers LoRa

For comparison, the Hata Model was used. Hata is the most widely used radio frequency propagation model for predicting the behaviour of cellular transmissions in built up areas. Settings for the simulation on Hata model
  • LPWAN Base Station Height = 30m
  • End-Device Height = 0.5m

Simulation results for LPWAN on Weightless P, LoRa and SIGFOX

Sigfox, Lora, Weightless P compared to each other

Sigfox, Lora, Weightless P compared to each other


If you have to bid on the horses called Weightless P, SIGFOX and LoRa the the horse Weightless P will win the race in Europe and in the US. On place number two is LoRa or SIGFOX – this depends on the region. SIGFOX is in Europe much better than LoRa. In the US it is the opposite.

SIGFOX. LoRa, Weightless P number of devices per BTS

SIGFOX, LoRa, Weightless P number of devices per BTS

 If you compare the number of end devices per base station then the winner is Weightless P again. The whole story with some more parameters you get here:

If you are interested in your own Weightless P BTS and some Weightless P modules then do not hesitate to drop an email to harald.naumann (at) gsm-modem.de . I will take care that you get your own, personal Weightless P base station as well. Test it and share your experience at the IoT-University.

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Updated: 2016-12-01 — 1:40 PM

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