Low Power Wide Area Network: Technical Review for Wireless sensor Networks and Its Utilization in Smart Cities Deployment Through Internet of Things (IoT) System

  • Diego F. Paredes-PálizEmail author
  • Edgar Maya-Olalla
  • José C. Nogales-Romero
  • Cristian A. Padilla-Calderón
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1195)


World communications are changing very fast due mainly for technology advances where new and all type of devices have been connected to present and future networks that requires low information amount transmission while increasing the time and periods when data is transmitted. The scenario is ideal for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies that allows efficient communications, reliable and with low power consumption. This work proposes a technical review using simulation software to determine which LPWAN technology offers a realistic implementation solution for wireless sensor networks (WSN) to build smart cities that connects a diversity of mobile and fixed devices with an Internet of Things (IoT) architecture and reliable data transmission, protocol operation, data transfer rate configuration and frequency assignment. All these duties are results of network simulations modifying user interface parameters and simulation conditions, giving an accurate diagram network when it is possibly to configure protocol, network topology, data flow, frequency band, receiver sensibility, power transmission and others.


LPWAN IoT Smart cities LoRA NB-IoT Wireless Sensor Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador

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