Semtech and Comcast’s machineQ Announce LoRaWAN Network Availability in 10 Cities

Semtech and Comcast’s machineQ Announce LoRaWAN Network Availability in 10 Cities

Semtech and machineQ collaborate to provide comprehensive coverage to support diversified IoT applications for smart cities in the U.S..

Semtech Corporation announces that machineQ™, Comcast’s enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) network service, has connected operational LoRaWAN™ networks to 10 U.S. cities.

The extensive and comprehensive network coverage in these markets increases access at the network edge to add value to solutions providers and enterprises, establishing a strong foundation for nationwide deployment.

According to ABI Research, IoT technology revenues across 12 key smart city technologies and verticals, including metering, parking and street lighting, is expected to grow from around U.S.$25 billion in 2017 to U.S.$62 billion in 2026 at an average growth rate of 11 percent. This rapid adoption will need a proven infrastructure that is able to scale and provide key capabilities – long range, low power – to support multiple applications.

MachineQ has rolled out networks in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington D.C. The comprehensive network presence in these 10 cities demonstrates the steady progress of enabling smart business decisions with the broad adoption of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) for their smart applications.

Alex Khorram, General Manager of Comcast’s machineQ, said:

“As we continue to deploy LoRaWAN-based access to cities across the U.S., we are enabling businesses across a wide range of industries to bring IoT solutions to market faster, which is good for the ecosystem as a whole.”

“We are seeing real momentum as solution providers and end users alike are realizing the benefits of having a low-power, wide-area connectivity option as they look to take advantage of IoT within their organizations.”

“In the last year, the increasing number of IoT use cases has rapidly grown and machineQ’s optimized LoRaWAN network drives even more diverse applications and IoT adoption,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “MachineQ’s widespread and comprehensive presence in these 10 cities demonstrates that enterprises believe that Semtech’s LoRa Technology is a proven and established IoT platform able to support a diverse number of applications in making cities smarter, from improving parking congestion to remote lighting control for street lights.”

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