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Wide Area Network (WAN)

Last Updated on : 2022-09-08 08:40:11

According to the network coverage, network modules can be broken down into two types: local area network (LAN) modules and wide area network (WAN) modules.

  • LAN modules: It can cover an area of a few kilometers, applying to indoor short-range communication.
  • WAN modules: It can cover an area of tens to hundreds of kilometers, applying to outdoor long-range communication.

This topic describes a range of modules for WAN applications. Select a network module that fits your needs.

Overview

Protocols Description Scenarios
NB-IoT NB-IoT network Communication over a long-range cellular network with low power consumption.
LTE Cat.1 Cat.1 network Communication over a long-range cellular network with low power consumption.
GNSS Support navigation systems including BeiDou and GPS Communication in outdoor environments.
GPRS GPRS Communication over a long-range 2G network with the positioning feature.