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10 US cities connect to machineQ

The extensive and comprehensive network coverage in these cities increases access at the network edge for smart solutions providers

The connectivity will help to bring IoT solutions to market faster
The connectivity will help to bring IoT solutions to market faster

Semiconductor and advanced algorithm supplier, Semtech, has announced that Comcast’s enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) network service, machineQ, has connected operational LoRaWAN networks to 10 US cities.


The machineQ network serves the US markets of Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, Minneapolis/St Paul, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington DC.


The 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.


“As we continue to deploy LoRaWAN-based access to cities across the US, 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,” said Alex Khorram, general manager of machine at the global media and technology company, Comcast.


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


Marc Pegulu, vice president and general manager for Semtech’s wireless and sensing products group said that, in the last year, the increasing number of IoT use cases has rapidly grown. Semtech supports a diverse number of applications in making cities smarter, from improving parking congestion to remote lighting control for street lights.


Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN specification have been deployed in over 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance.


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