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Signify gets wrong end of protocol stick, hurts itself in its own confusion

Hopefully, dear readers, you trust Riot to be straight with you, and value our take on the latest happenings in this industry and the overarching trends. When interviewing companies, we try to present what they put forward after being challenged by our questions, to remove spin and frame what has been said with some context. Well, this week, Signify, formerly Philips Lighting, has come out swinging, but entirely missed the point. Speaking to Enterprise IoT Insights, part of RCRWireless, Jacques Letzelter, SVP of Signify’s (formerly Philips Lighting) commercial public business segment, has claimed that cellular is the only suitable protocol for connected street lighting (CSL), and targeted Telensa’s Ultra Narrowband (UNB) as an example of an unsuitable technology, because they…

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