LoRa allows devices to send data with high range and low bandwidth transmission. Typical usages are where the device sends data less frequently say every 15 mins and one way. Typical usage are soil sensors, tobacco firestick devices such as IQOS from PMI, and many machine sensors.
LoRa (Long Range) is a patented digital wireless data communication technology developed by Cycleo of Grenoble, France, and acquired by Semtech in 2012. LoRa uses license-free sub-gigahertz radio frequency bands like 169 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz (Europe) and 915 MHz (North America). LoRa enables very-long-range transmissions (more than 10 km in rural areas) with low power consumption. The technology is presented in two parts — LoRa, the physical layer and LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network), the upper layers.