Wireless IoT Connectivity Comparison → Communication Range, Distance, Coverage, Area
Communication Distance or Coverage
The first criterion in selecting wireless IoT connectivity will be communication distance, coverage, or range.
It is usually expressed as PAN, LAN, NAN/MAN, and WAN by the network area.
|Coverage||WPAN||WLAN||WNAN / WFAN||WMAN / WWAN|
|Personal||Home, Office, Building||Campus, Town, City||National, Worldwide|
|~Around 20m||~Around 100m||~Around 5Km||~Around 30Km|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth BR/EDR||Wi-Fi||Wi-SUN||NB-IoT, CAT-M1|
|BLE||Thread, ZigBee||LoRA||LTE, 5G|
The contents of the table are just used for reference only, not by stringent definition.