Demystifying LPWA IoT: An opportunity that MNOs cannot ignore

Sponsored by: Pyramid Research

Focused on:

  • Internet Of Things
  • Network Operators

Date: 4 May


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Sizing the market opportunity and approaches taken by global mobile operators.

Low power wide area (LPWA) IoT technologies in unlicensed spectrum are growing in coverage and adoption, while standardized technologies for use in licensed spectrum are to become available later this year. Major mobile network operators (MNOs) are already deploying and/or trialling these technologies heavily to understand their benefits, both for themselves and for their business customer. The LPWA IoT opportunity is an attractive one for MNOs, particularly those already active in the M2M market.

While some MNOs are deploying or reselling proprietary LPWA technology, typically those with no or limited international exposure, the majority are waiting for 3GPP standards to be finalised and commercialised. While this leaves an opportunity to address demand for such services in the short term, it avoids investments in a technology that may be superseded within a few years.

This webinar will provide insights on the market size opportunity for LPWA IoT technologies across various geographies, and it will analyse in detail the main MNO approaches to LPWA IoT technologies, including examples from leading global MNOs. We will conclude with key recommendations for MNOs, vendors and unlicensed LPWA SNOs in order to make informed strategic decisions around LPWA IoT.

Presented by

Daniel Ramos,

Senior Analyst – Enterprise Cloud and M2M Practice Leader

Daniel Ramos is a Senior Analyst based in Boston. He is responsible for Pyramid’s Enterprise Cloud and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Service Strategy Practices. Daniel has authored numerous reports analyzing cloud and M2M technologies and their impact on service provider and technology vendor business strategies. He has also developed market sizing and forecasting models for the M2M market.

Guillermo Hurtado,

Senior Analyst, Mobility/Wireless Operators, Services and Applications

Guillermo focuses on monitoring and on analyzing the wireless services and applications market. He is responsible for performing market sizing and market share analysis, as well as generating forecasts in wireless communications. Guillermo has over 7 years of experience in the TMT industry. Guillermo holds a master of business administration degree from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain insights into LPWA IoT and why this is an important opportunity.
  • Gain understanding of LPWA IoT technologies adoption trends across various geographies.
  • Examine the main approaches major MNOs are following regarding LPWA IoT technologies.
  • Explore the suitability of the LPWA IoT suitability by application.


  • Product Management
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • M2M/IoT Strategy Managers
  • M2M/IoT Marketing Managers
  • Corporate Executives
  • Internet of Things specialists