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Sequans and u-blox look beyond LPWAN for growth

Both Sequans and u-blox have taken a pummeling on the stock market in the past year, and this week, both providers of licensed cellular low power WAN (L-LPWAN) chips have announced products that look beyond that environment. Sequans is targeting the USA’s CBRS shared spectrum band, and u-blox has taken aim at upcoming 5G markets, with a new security-heavy version of its chipset. It has not surprised us to see the slow uptake of L-LPWAN – mainly the two 4G standards, Cat-NB and Cat-M – on a global scale. China has stormed ahead with Cat-NB (formerly NB-IoT), but Cat-M interest has been slow to turn into scale. On the Unlicensed LPWAN side of things, LoRa still makes a lot of…

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