EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities 17(6): e3

Research Article

Evaluation of LPWAN technology for Smart City

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.20-12-2017.153494,
        author={Hussein Mroue and Guillaume Andrieux and Eduardo Motta Cruz and Gilles Rouyer},
        title={Evaluation of LPWAN technology for Smart City},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities},
        keywords={Low Power Wide Area Networks, Inter-ference, Chirp Spread Spectrum, Ultra-narrow band, Physical layer.},
  • Hussein Mroue
    Guillaume Andrieux
    Eduardo Motta Cruz
    Gilles Rouyer
    Year: 2017
    Evaluation of LPWAN technology for Smart City
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-12-2017.153494
Hussein Mroue1, Guillaume Andrieux1, Eduardo Motta Cruz1, Gilles Rouyer2
  • 1: Polytech Nantes IETR laboratory La Roche sur Yon, France
  • 2: SPIE City Networks Saint Herblain, France


In this paper, we explore technologies for low power wide area networks (LPWAN) serving the Internet of Things (IoT). These networks are ded-icated to long-range and low-speed communication to ensure a good autonomy up to 10 years and a budget link up to tens of kilometers. The performance of two LPWA technologies is investigated, where the well known LoRa and Sigfox technologies are evaluated according to their sensitivity to the interference and the impact of the spreading spectrum technique on the receptor sensitivity. Numerical results are presented and discussed.