LPWA – the ‘Things’ finally get their own networks

After you’ve been in this industry for a while, you start to learn to trust your nose when it comes to new technologies, writes IoT Now magazine’s editor, Alun Lewis. Exposed to the usual hype, disinformation and vapourware, it’s all too easy to become sceptical – even cynical – about many claims that are made.

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Profiting from the IoT surge: the view from the front line of service innovation

There’s no doubt that debate about the IoT and its direction has risen from being a specialist subject to near the top of the boardroom agenda for many companies in just a few years. Amongst all the white noise, death-by-powerpoint presentations and sometimes desperate posturing by peripheral vendors to generate IoT-relevant marketing, it’s sometimes difficult

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Mobile network architecture redesign proposed by Core Network Dynamics to avoid IoT network overload

Mobile core network software start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) announced a solution to the looming mobile network traffic overload problem expected to arise from the projected massive influx of IoT devices.

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MultiTech’s IoT gateway uses LoRa to share data at WaterBit’s

MultiTech Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, has launched a field trial with WaterBit, Inc. an agricultural services provider based in Sunnyvale, California.

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A Cambrian explosion in IoT evolution

Studying the fossil record, evolutionary biologists have theorised an event called the Cambrian explosion. During a relatively short period, the diversity of animal life seems to have rapidly increased from predominately single-cell organisms to a much wider variety of complex organisms.

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MultiTech launches handheld LoRa end-point device and LoRa® proof of concept developer board

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. announced the availability of MultiConnect® mDot™ Box, a portable, handheld LoRa® end-point device ideal for LoRa site surveys, and MultiConnect® mDot™ EVB, a developer board perfect for rapid LoRa proof of concept creation.

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LPWAN suddenly needed for IoT

The need for a narrowband wide area network devoted to IoT was obvious but it is only recently it has become obvious for many.

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Connectivity on the edge

There is a technological tsunami heading straight to the centre of the mobile telecoms world. IoT promises a deluge of connected “things”, from smart water meters and remote perimeter access control systems to traffic congestion monitors and the intelligent home.

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Stream Technologies evolves IoT-X for LPWA subscription management

It seems a widely-held opinion that Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks – and in particular LoRa – look set to take the IoT world by storm. This could be just as well, given the predicted huge number of IoT sensors and devices that will be connected over the next few years and the resulting ‘data tsunami’.

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LPRS chosen by Link Labs to distribute LoRa-based IoT connectivity products, names new MD

LPRS (Low Power Radio Solutions), worldwide radio specialists supplying high reliability wireless solutions, has been appointed by Link Labs to sell its market leading LoRaTM  range of wireless modules and gateways.

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LPWA vs LTE: the differences explained

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes larger and larger, the list of communications protocols vying to power the extensive wireless wide area networks (WAN) that the infrastructure will require grows both longer and more complex.

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Tata Communications debuts ultra-low power connectivity for IoT in key Indian cities

Tata Communications, has successfully conducted trials of new Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN), based on LoRa™ technology for connected devices and cutting edge Internet of Things (IoT) applications across Mumbai and Delhi.

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Orange selects Semtech’s LoRa RF for low-power wide area networks in France’s smart cities

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced Orange, one of the largest mobile network operators (MNO) in the world, selected its LoRa® RF technology for a low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) scheduled to deploy in the first quarter of 2016. Orange will use the LoRa LPWAN to connect low-power sensors to

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