Low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks are essential for the future of wide-scale industrial, city, and business Internet of Things and machine-to-machine applications. With LPWA networks, municipalities will be able to track traffic conditions, public parking vacancies, and resource usage more effectively and efficiently than ever before at lower cost. Cities can increase emergency response times, lower energy and resource usage, and improve traffic and parking conditions. Factories and warehouses will better monitor performance and diagnostics of machines and track shipments, cutting down on maintenance costs and lost or late shipments. Farms will be able to see exactly where their soil is dry and how their harvesters are operating, increasing overall production yield. These IoT sectors require huge numbers of connected, stationary devices over a wider area than Bluetooth or Wi-Fi networks can handle. LPWA networks share the same goals: affordable, sustainable tracking for wide-range IoT applications.