Low Power Wide Area Networks Operating in the ISM Band- Overview and Unresolved Challenges

  • Viktor StoynovEmail author
  • Vladimir Poulkov
  • Zlatka Valkova-Jarvis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 283)


Today the Internet of Things connects millions of devices around the world, offering access to new services and technology development capabilities. The use of multiple small-sized sensors makes it possible to control and manage different processes in a new, intelligent and flexible way. In this paper a survey of Low Power Wide Area Networks operating in the ISM band is conducted, examining future development trends, major challenges and applications. Using this type of network it becomes possible to transmit information over very long distances, minimize the energy used and deploy huge quantities of sensors over large geographical areas. This paper also presents an overview of RF Data Analytics as a modern technique to enhance the network performance of LPWANs. This can be achieved by examining raw RF data in order to predict the trends that characterise it and subsequently to implement a range of methods and algorithms for interference management and intelligent spectrum utilisation.





This work was supported by Research Project D-054-2018 funded by the R&D&I Consortium of Sofia Tech Park, Bulgaria.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viktor Stoynov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vladimir Poulkov
    • 1
  • Zlatka Valkova-Jarvis
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of SofiaSofiaBulgaria

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