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Licensed LPWAN technologies cross 100-operator mark

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has announced that 102 mobile operators in 52 countries have deployed one or both of the two Licensed LPWAN (L-low power WAN) technologies, LTE Cat-M and Cat-NB. It comes as the unlicensed LPWAN ecosystem around the LoRa technology begins to shift from private networks to public ones that support the open LoRaWAN specification, with the main chip provider, Semtech, saying that the gulf between its private LoRa and LoRaWAN shipments is closing. The report focuses on MNO adoption, rather than footprint coverage or the number of devices. It says 149 operators in 69 countries are investing in L-LPWAN, with 102 MNOs in 52 countries having actually pulled the trigger on a deployment. Of the…

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