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­ // M&A, Strategies, Alliances // The OCF has absorbed the Fairhair Alliance, with the latter moving its lighting standards work inside the OCF. The pair say that this will help both better target standardization within the commercial building sector. EchoStar has acquired Helios Wire, including its subsidiary Sirion Holdings that has global S-band spectrum licenses. The price that satellite operator EchoStar paid for the IoT-focused Canadian satellite connectivity specialist has not been disclosed. Libelium confirms its strategic shift from a sensing and network hardware and associated software provider, to a systems integrator focusing on specific IoT verticals. The move is sensible, and somewhat expected, given the market’s taste for a single vendor or integrator to deliver an entire application.…

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