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Semtech launches LoRa in 2.4 GHz, LoRa Alliance not yet on board

Semtech announced the launch of a 2.4 GHz version of LoRa, at the Things Conference, initially aimed at shipping applications. However, the current major caveat is that this is not LoRaWAN, and the announcement precedes any such public decision from the LoRa Alliance that it will adopt the new shorter-range variant. It does seem somewhat inevitable that the LoRa Alliance would adopt support for it, in time, and we do have MWC in a few weeks, which would be an ideal vehicle for such an announcement. Working on this basis, it means that we’re just in the middle of an awkward interim period, where a new version of LoRaWAN has been unveiled by an excited company at one of its…

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