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Semtech braces for expansion, signs China Unicom LoRa MoU

It is a very short announcement, but one that could have a very big impact on LoRa adoption globally. Semtech has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Unicom, one of the three state-owned MNOs, to collaborate on standardizing wireless network gateways and protocols, and jointly develop IoT ecosystem partners and use cases. Over in the USA, both Senet and machineQ have announced progress with their own LoRa networks, but China has been much more receptive to LoRa than the US, and looks set to drive a lot of growth. However, China is also the leader in NB-IoT (NB1 and NB2), but it looks like there’s enough room for both – to begin with, at least. Semtech and China…

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