Which Weightless Standard?

Choosing the right Standard

Three different Weightless Open Standards are available; Weightless-N, Weightless-P and Weightless-W. Each Standard is designed to be deployed in different use cases depending on a number of key priorities. These are summarised in the table below.

 

Weightless-N

Weightless-P

Weightless-W

Directionality

1-way

2-way

2-way

Feature set

Simple

Full

Extensive

Range

5km+

2km+

5km+

Battery life

10 years

3-8 years

3-5 years

Terminal cost

Very low

Low

Low-medium

Network cost

Very low

Medium

Medium

 

  • If low cost is the priority and 1-way communication is adequate for your application, use Weightless-N
  • If high performance is the priority, or 2-way communication is required, use Weightless-P
  • If TV white space spectrum is available in the location where the network will be deployed and an extensive feature set is required, use Weightless-W

If you'd like to know more about choosing the right technology for your IoT project, download the LPWAN technology decision: 17 ciritcal features paper by clicking below.