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Trio of container tracking deals catches cellular IoT eyes

A tidbit we picked up recently is that the global export volume of containerized shipping has increased 4x in the past twenty years. Asset tracking has always been a prized IoT use case, and three deals have cropped up in the past week that suggest that the market is flourishing. Asset tracking is a difficult balancing act for the LPWAN side of things. If the asset you want to track is of a high enough value, then the cost of changing batteries regularly or paying extra for SLA-backed cellular and satellite connectivity won’t be a burden for you. LPWAN technologies have always stressed the long battery life that the protocols enable as a key selling point, but in asset tracking,…

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