Itron OpenWay Riva networking is designed primarily to support data collection from large networks of IoT (internet of things) style devices. As such, many of its layers are optimized for upstream data flow at low bandwidths, but at long range.
In line of sight, the RF component of Itron OpenWay Riva Networking can reach many miles, though as with all RF systems, performance and bandwidth diminish with greater ranges. For PLC, specific ranges are difficult to estimate, as it varies heavily with building wiring, but the design goal of the system is to reach sub metering locations in even the deepest high-rise basements.
The RF component has modulations ranging from 600kbps OFDM down to 12.5kbps FSK at maximal ranges. In practice, throughput is limited by the size of the mesh (as every device may potentially be relaying for other devices) and constrained by the lowest throughput of any given hop. Additionally, as it is a packet based system, packet frequency is a large element of bandwidth calculations. We've found that 1kb packets can typically be transmitted once every few seconds.
The IPv6 mesh supports per hop latencies of 10ms - 500ms with the average expected to be 150ms per hop. Due to the nature of the technology, latency on Itron OpenWay Riva networks with far ranging members can typically be high.