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Comcast’s change of strategy confirms LoRa’s opportunity in campus networks

Comcast’s MachineQ has made a quiet change in strategy, which has seen it pull back on plans to build all-encompassing networks based on the LoRa low power WAN technology in the USA, and acting as a network operator. Now it is pivoting to cater for the demands of a DIY crowd that wants coverage in specific geographic locations, and not access to expansive national networks. We believe LoRaWAN – which operates in unlicensed spectrum – is best suited to campus-based deployments, where only a handful of gateways might be needed to provide connectivity for thousands or tens of thousands of devices, within a relatively small geographic area. On a cost basis, this is something on which the MNOs can’t compete…

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