Jun 24, 2024

How mioty technology is shaping the future of IoT

Julie Sylvest

LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network), a type of wireless network connecting low-energy devices to cloud applications, dominates the global IoT connection landscape. IoT Analytics predicts that LPWAN connections will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 26% until 2027, accounting for 10% of all IoT connections worldwide. As many organizations now oversee millions of IoT devices, the demand for reliable LPWAN solutions is on the rise.

One such solution gaining attention is mioty, a protocol developed for massive IoT deployments in various verticals.

What is the technology behind mioty?

Amidst the plethora of LPWAN technologies, mioty offers many unique features and benefits making it suitable for various IoT applications. 

Developed by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, mioty is designed to overcome the limitations of traditional wireless connectivity. Utilizing Telegram Splitting Multiple Access (TSMA), mioty differentiates itself from conventional LPWAN technologies.

TSMA splits and transports data packets into small sub-packets. 

Traditional LPWAN solutions share frequency bands, which can result in significant interference from users operating in the same spectrum. This can lead to potential packet loss. In contrast, TSMA technology divides the data into many sub-packets and sends them at different times and frequencies. This approach reduces the chances of other users hitting a significant amount of data chunks. While the system is designed to tolerate some interference, it doesn’t need to receive all packets. Even if some parts of the data encounter interference, the overall message remains intact. 

Key features of mioty technology

TSMA technology provides mioty with significant advantages for various IoT applications, especially those that prioritize mobility, reliability, and efficiency. Here are some key features that make mioty stand out among other technologies: 

Reliability - mioty divides data into many small packets, allowing for some packet loss without affecting overall data integrity. This ensures communication that is less prone to interference.

Future proof - As more sensors are added to a project, the spectrum becomes more crowded, but mioty’s design accommodates this growth and scales with you.

Flexibility - mioty has an integration with most existing platforms. Networks can be public or private and do not need frequency licenses, or to pay for the right to transmit on the frequency. 

These features demonstrate mioty’s robust capabilities, which are reflected in its architecture. 

mioty architecture

The mioty architecture comprises three primary components: sensor nodes, a base station, and a backend system. Sensor nodes (‘End-Points’) gather sensor data and send it to the Base Station using mioty’s protocol. The Base Station receives this data, reassembles it, and forwards it to the Service Center. The Service Center is responsible for the network management and for assigning the End-Points to their associated Base Stations. The processed data can then be passed to the Application Center, such as an IoT platform like akenza, for further data processing and data visualization.

How does mioty differ from other LPWAN technologies?

Several LPWAN technologies such as LoRa, Sigfox, and NB-IoT use different modulation techniques. They all offer benefits for various applications. 


LoRa uses Chirp Spread Spectrum modulation, a technique that encodes information onto radio waves through chirp pulses, enabling robust long-range communication while mitigating interference. This technology is well-suited for applications requiring the transmission of small data packets at low bit rates. 


Sigfox uses Ultra-Narrowband modulation, sending complete data packets over a narrow frequency band. The technology communicates using small messages up to 12 bytes in size, which minimizes costs and facilitates long-range communication. The use of smaller messages also enhances resilience to interference in high frequency environments. 


NB-IoT is a cellular-based technology that operates within a limited range of frequencies. It benefits from the coverage already provided by cellular networks and works best to exchange small data payloads over extended periods. Its enhanced signal range makes it well-suited for use cases in areas with limited coverage. 

Ultimately, it is important to assess your project requirements and choose the LPWAN technology that best aligns with your specific needs. 

akenza is a mioty alliance member

As an associated member of the mioty alliance, akenza commits to supporting the growing adoption of mioty worldwide in a variety of IoT projects. Our team is here to help optimize the use of mioty and other connectivity solutions. 

Users of akenza benefit from access to various connectivity technologies as part of their subscription, allowing them to choose the most suitable options for their projects without locking into a single technology. With our current support for LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, and Sigfox we offer a comprehensive spectrum of LPWAN technologies to ensure the flexibility and tools needed for successful IoT deployments.

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