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Comcast’s MachineQ changes track, LoRaWAN customers receptive

Comcast’s MachineQ has opened up about its quiet change in strategy, which has seen it pull back on plans to build all-encompassing LoRaWAN networks in the US, acting as a network operator for the unlicensed-spectrum LPWAN technology (U-LPWAN). After listening to customer feedback, it has begun 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 have long been of the opinion that LoRaWAN 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…

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