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LPWAN enthusiasm wanes at MWC, IoT notably behind-the-scenes

It seems that the LPWAN sector is acutely suffering from the same disease that has afflicted ‘the IoT’ – marketers have lost interest, and the term no longer adorns the booths of many of those in attendance at MWC. This is a good thing, as fewer distractions should mean better productivity, and the marketers have already moved onto AI, blockchain, and soon quantum computing, with 5G proving the current buzzword de jour. But it’s not just the booths of the very big firms that have struck the term from their tradeshow stands. There were a lot less LPWAN-focused exhibitors at MWC this year, and Hall 8.1 that plays host to them, is now much less IoT-focused. More space has been…

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