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The IoT & LPWA Network Deployment Tracker is a spreadsheet-based report that tracks the rollout of low-power wide area (LPWA) networks and other networks dedicated to providing communications for the Internet of Things (IoT).


  • In 3Q17, 25 LPWA networks were announced, bringing the year-to-quarter total to 198 networks. NB-IoT and LoRa accounted for one-third and one-fifth of the 198 networks, respectively.
  • Year-to-quarter, the number of announced NB-IoT, LoRa, and Cat. M networks continue to trend up, while Sigfox networks appear to have plateaued. Of the 25 LPWA networks announced in 3Q17, 12 (or almost half) were NB-IoT networks, followed by eight LoRa networks and five Cat. M (or LTE-M) networks.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies LPWA and IoT public network announcements and which operators are involved.
  • Summarizes LPWA and IoT networks by technology and segments the deployments by geography.
  • Summarizes LPWA and IoT networks by status and which ones are planned, in trial, or commercially available.

Key questions answered

  • Where are LPWA and IoT networks being launched?
  • What LPWA and IoT network technologies are being chosen?
  • Who are the operators of the LPWA and IoT networks?
  • How many LPWA and IoT networks are there and how are the rollout dynamics changing over time?
  • Which companies are backing these new LPWA and IoT network operations?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: IoT & LPWA Network Deployment Tracker: 3Q17

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