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A. Hoeller, J. Sant'Ana, J. Markkula, K. Mikhaylov, R. Souza and H. Alves, "Beyond 5G Low-Power Wide-Area Networks: A LoRaWAN Suitability Study," 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT), Levi, Finland, 2020, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083800

Beyond 5G low-power wide-area networks : a LoRaWAN suitability study

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Author: Hoeller, Arliones1,2,3; Sant’Ana, Jean1; Markkula, Juho1;
Organizations: 16G Flagship, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
2Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
3Federal Institute for Education, Science, and Technology of Santa Catarina, São José, Brazil
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-05-13


In this paper, we deliver a discussion regarding the role of Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) in the cellular Internet-of-Things (IoT) infrastructure to support massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) in next-generation wireless systems beyond 5G. We commence by presenting a performance analysis of current LPWAN systems, specifically LoRaWAN, in terms of coverage and throughput. The results obtained using analytic methods and network simulations are combined in the paper for getting a more comprehensive vision. Next, we identify possible performance bottlenecks, speculate on the characteristics of coming IoT applications, and seek to identify potential enhancements to the current technologies that may overcome the identified shortcomings.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-6047-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-6048-1
Pages: 1 - 5
DOI: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083800
Host publication: 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT)
Conference: 6G Wireless Summit
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work or its authors have been partially supported in Finland by Academy of Finland (Aka) 6Genesis Flagship (Grant 318927), EE-IoT (Grant 319008), FIREMAN (Grant 326301), and Aka Prof (Grant 307492); and in Brazil by CNPq and CAPES-UFSC PrInt “Automation 4.0” program.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
319008 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
326301 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
307492 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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