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Sequans, u-blox, target new opportunities in turbulent low-power market

Both Sequans and u-blox have taken a pummeling on the stock market in the past year, and this week, both providers of cellular LPWAN chips have announced products that look beyond today’s L-LPWAN environment. Sequans is targeting the CBRS 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, on a global scale. China has stormed ahead with Cat-NB, but Cat-M interest seems slow to emerge. On the U-LPWAN side of things, LoRa still makes a lot of noise, and while enjoying success in project or campus-based environments, still hasn’t been forcibly joined up to create a direct rival to…

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