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CableLabs aims to derisk LPWAN roll-out and push cablecos to center stage

The US cablecos are becoming poster children for how non-MNOs can use shared spectrum to grab some of the wireless market from cellcos. Comcast offers IoT services based on LoRA, for instance. And the US cable sector’s R&D arm, CableLabs, has been increasingly active in standards work focused on wireless in shared spectrum, whether 3GPP-based or not, and has developed its own LoRA Server. The group recently announced its latest project focused on Industrial IoT, entitled LPWAN Server. The aim is to create open source software to enable an LPWAN server to be deployed at low cost on commodity hardware, and to support a variety of connectivity options. While data could be transmitted from sensors and devices to the server…

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