Combining Cellular and LoRaWAN for enterprise IoT infrastructure deployments
CBRS, launched in the USA in 2020, opens the 3550-3700 MHz band for private use. This shared spectrum scheme for private LTE and 5G is progressively expanded to other countries as regulators free up the 3.5GHz spectrum for unlicensed use.
Private 4G/5G and LoRaWAN are a perfect match for private networks. CBRS and unlicensed 4G/5G covers the high bandwidth use cases like video-surveillance or alternative to WiFi for industrial networks. However, CBRS does not cover low-cost, low-power use cases and power-optimized cellular technology like LTE-M is not currently available. This gap is covered by LoRaWAN, and of course LoRaWAN gateways themselves can be connected to the cellular infrastructure.
If you are an IoT Solution Provider, OEM, or Device Manufacturer, you can use Actility’s private cellular infrastructure or SaaS service to bootstrap a private cellular service in any region (subject to regulatory framework making 3.5GHz band available), fully integrated with built-in LoRaWAN capability.
For cellular devices that move out of private network coverage, our private cellular service has built-in, pre-negotiated roaming with public networks (through Actility global IoT SIM). For unlicensed LoraWAN devices, ThingPark Exchange (TEX)<link> provides seamless peering with other private networks or public networks.
Spectrum Access System (SAS): Centrally coordinates access to the shared spectrum and enforcing priorities
Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC): Detects federal incumbent activity and informs SAS about interference
Domain Proxy: CBSD aggregation and proxy function for large networks
CBRS Device (CBSD): Radio nodes operating in the CBRS band
Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper