Electricity metering data exchange – The DLMS®/COSEM suite - Part 8-12: Communication profile for Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs)
This profile is intended to be used with LPWANs as defined in IETF RFC 8724, in particular LoRaWAN. Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are wireless technologies with characteristics such as large coverage areas, low bandwidth, possibly very small packet and application-layer data sizes, and long battery life operation. This document does not provide functionality to manage the lower layers of the LPWANs.
This part of the DLMS®/COSEM suite specifies the communication profile for Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs).
The DLMS®/COSEM LPWAN communication profiles use connection-less transport layer based on the Internet Standard User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Internet Protocol (IPv6).
The adaptation layer is based on IETF RFC 8724 which provides both a header compression/decompression mechanism and an optional fragmentation/reassembly mechanism. SCHC compression is based on static context with small context identifier to represent full IPv6/UDP/COSEM wrapper headers. If required, SCHC fragmentation is used to support IPv6 MTU over the LPWAN technologies.
This document follows the rules defined in IEC 62056-5-3:2023, Annex A, and in IEC 62056-1-0, and IEC TS 62056-1-1:2016 for its structure. See also Annex A for examples
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