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Comcast joins LoRa board, may prove catalyst for cableco M2M sector

LoRa, the would-be standard for low power wide area networking (LPWAN), has received a significant boost from Comcast. The world’s largest cableco is already trialling the technology, but has now stepped up its level of involvement, throwing its considerable weight behind the LoRa Alliance as a board member. Comcast, and its $80bn annual revenues, will sit alongside IBM, Cisco, Orange and Semtech on the board, giving it important influence over LoRa’s directions. This is a big deal for the Alliance, sending positive indicators that Comcast will not simply be trialing LoRa via its MachineQ project, but will be an active player in trying to advance and monetize the LoRa ecosystem and its network. As one of the largest companies by…

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