The IESG has approved the following document: - 'LPWAN Overview' (draft-ietf-lpwan-overview-10.txt) as Informational RFC
This document is the product of the IPv6 over Low Power Wide-Area Networks Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Suresh Krishnan and Terry Manderson. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-lpwan-overview/ Technical Summary This document is an overview of the set of Low-Power Wide-Area Network technologies being considered in the IETF and of the gaps that exist between the needs of those technologies and the goal of running IP in LPWANs. The four baseline LPWAN technologies are described at a level, which allows to identify the necessary adaptations for each of them. The document provides overviews of the characteristics of the PHY and MAC layers of the various technologies, the deployment topologies, addressing and security features. It is not a critical review of the technologies and its goal is not to provide a comparison between them. Instead, it's purpose is to enable the understanding of the features of the "IP over LPWAN" design space. The document also provides a guide on the terminologies used across the various baseline technologies. Working Group Summary The document is the combined effort of representatives of the four baseline LPWAN technologies, each authoring the part corresponding to their technology. Significant parts of the gap analysis have been contributed by other WG participants. With 12 contributing authors, the document is the fruit of a constructive work of many different organizations and individuals. Document Quality The document provides an informational overview of technologies, which were defined outside the IETF. Each of the baseline technology providers (alliances, standardization bodies, companies) have designated corresponding authors for the relative sections. The gap analysis and the other common sections were widely reviewed and discussed by the many authors of the document (12) and the WG as whole. The document is of excellent quality. The LPWAN technologies evolve rapidly, and the document provides a view that is frozen at the time of the writing. Personnel The document shepherd is Alexander Pelov. The responsible Area Director is Suresh Krishnan.