LPWAN is short for Low Power Wide Area Network, and enables the Internet of Things.
The Internet of Things (IOT), and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) describes the connection of sensors and machines to the Internet.
The LPWAN part connects the sensors to the ‘Gateway’ device, which puts the received data onto the internet.
LPWAN is a term that includes a number of competing wireless transmission technologies, including Sigfox, LoraWAN, Weightless & NB-IOT.
Wireless Low Power Wide Area Network technologies operate on a variety of radio frequencies, such as the 868 Mhz ISM (Industrial Scientific Medical) band for LoraWAN in Europe.