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This research note examines significant LPWA developments in the Asia and Oceania region up to 1H17.


  • NB-IoT is expected to be the dominant cellular LPWA technology for the IoT globally. That prediction is largely predicated on Chinese MNOs driving NB-IoT deployments in the huge China market. In short, what the Chinese MNOs do in China will make or break the global case for NB-IoT. So far, they have not disappointed.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines significant LPWA developments in Asia and Oceania up to 1H17.
  • Examines MNOs' plans for deploying multiple LPWA technologies.

Key questions answered

  • What are the significant LPWA developments in the Asia and Oceania region up to 1H17?
  • What are the Chinese MNOs doing to drive adoption of NB-IoT in Asia and Oceania?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Chinese MNOs lead NB-IoT momentum in Asia and Oceania
  • Sigfox sets new low mark for connectivity pricing
  • More MNOs plan for multiple LPWA technology network


  • Further reading
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