NB-IoT vs LoRa Technology

There are many factors to consider for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including node cost, network cost, battery lifetime, data rate (throughput), latency, mobility, range, coverage, and deployment model. No single technology will be able to solve all factors simultaneously. NB-IoT and LoRa® technology each have different technical and commercial qualifications that will serve different applications just as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (BTLE) do. This paper will outline those technical differences between NB-IoT and LoRa and review which technology is likely to fit the demands for different IoT applications.