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The future of decentralized wireless – opportunities from 3G shutdowns and 5G alternatives

The story of how blockchain is revolutionizing IoT, by democratizing and expanding low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and creating incremental opportunities for forward-looking enterprises, has been told already. We know the IoT market has failed so far to live up to the hype (50 billion...

Quectel White Paper: Why cellular connectivity provides the robust, secure foundation for new revenues in smart metering

Smart meter deployments have been underway across the globe for many years with many millions of devices already deployed. Substantial and sustained further growth is expected as utility companies seek more accurate, granular and timely data to operate their businesses more efficiently. By definition,...

Digital Industry Solutions: Short-range + Long-range IoT

Analytics and automation are helping to transform operations and processes in factories. But how do you change workers and working practices? Well, augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) can help.   By placing staff into virtual models / digital twins of production line tasks and...

Demystifying the LPWA Technology Market Hype: Identifying the key Vertical IoT applications driving market growth

As the LPWA technology market continues to evolve, it is faced with fierce competition from Sigfox, LoRa, NB-IOT, LTE-M, and other LPWA technologies. This competition has also fueled significant market hype. LPWA network technologies will certainly be integral to enable digital transformation across various...

Aricent White Paper: The Future of Cellular for IoT

Communications service providers (CSPs) are among the top players vying for a share of the addressable IoT market. Top CSPs, such as AT&T and Vodafone, have developed new technology, business frameworks and competencies. Many other CSPs have seen significant growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) connections...

Sigfox secures new funding, eyes rapid network expansion

Sigfox announced earlier this month it is closing a $160 million (150 million euros) funding round it intends to use on expansion of its low power wide area network. Companies including Salesforce, Total, Henri Seydoux, Alto Invest, Swen CP and Tamer Group joined existing shareholders...

Offering IoT solutions from physical sensors to LPWAN

We sat down with Guillaume Houssay, co-founder and CEO of Qowisio North America, to discuss the company's view on providing LoRa-based low power wide area network services in a more targeted basis rather than looking to provide the widest possible coverage. France-based Qowisio offers...

Senet partnership brings smart farming to LoRa-based LPWA network

Senet, a low power wide area network provider for North American LoRa-based "internet of things" applications, today announced a partnership with Paige Ag, a manufacturer and supplier of wire, cables, cable assemblies and electrical accessories, targeting smart farming and irrigation in agriculture. Poor wireless coverage...

How Huawei set the tone for NB-IoT, cellular’s LPWA network

In 2015, Huawei published a report titled "NB-IoT: Enabling new business opportunities," arguing that wide area low power networks, which had already been around for a decade, were fragmented – having poor reliability, security and high operational costs. Its response was narrowband-IoT, the cellular...

Smart street lighting enabled by LoRaWAN network in Budapest test site

A LoRaWAN test town for Hungary Szada is a small town on the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary, with a population of around 5,000. Its economy has relied on agriculture for centuries, with a recent trend towards vine growing. Thanks to its proximity to Budapest, Szada...

Interview with Ingenu CEO, network expansion hits New Orleans

DALLAS – Low-power wide-area network provider Ingenu announced the launch last week of its network in New Orleans, which was also the same day LPWA Americas kicked off in Dallas. We got in touch with the company's CEO John Horn for an interview on its random...

How to rapidly deploy an LPWA network for IoT

LPWA: low cost, fast expansion DALLAS – Dave Kjendal, CTO and VP of engineering at low-power wide-area network provider Senet, gave a talk titled “Enabling rapid IoT network deployment to capture market share” at this year's LPWA Americas conference. Low cost is the single most important...

Predictions vs. reality: where IoT stands, requirements of LPWA networks

DALLAS – Allen Proithis, president of Sigfox North America, gave a keynote address titled “Power to the devices” at this week’s LPWA Americas event. Proithis spoke of the current state of the "internet of things" and gave requirements for what is needed from low-power...

Sigfox and Microchip release IoT developer kits for LPWA network

Microchip Technology, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Sigfox, an LPWA network provider, today launched the industry’s first Federal Communications Commission-certified, fully integrated radio frequency transceiver and kits for "internet of things" developer solutions for use on the Sigfox network. Powered by Microchip’s ATA8520E, a...

U.S. IoT market gets big investment from Sigfox

France-based dedicated "Internet of Things" network provider Sigfox is investing big in the U.S. IoT market with plans to deploy its purpose-built network in 100 cities by the end of the year. Sigfox currently operates in 18 countries and claims more than 7 million registered...

SK Telecom IoT plans include nationwide LPWA network

SK Telecom said it will invest $84 million over 2 years on IoT plans SK Telecom bolstered its support for the “Internet of Things,” announcing plans to build a nationwide low-power wide-area network this year, developing IoT-dedicated modules and upgrading its IoT platform. The moves...

NB-IoT tech to go into anything with a battery

NB-IoT Forum members look to revolutionize underserved LPWA market BARCELONA, Spain – With billions of previously unconnected objects being added to cellular networks as the "Internet of Things" takes shape, what’s the right low-power, wide-area solution? The NB-IoT Forum thinks narrow-band IoT technology, which set for...

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