Could LPWA trump 5G and Mesh for smart cities?

Smart cities of the future will require a new way of thinking about city planning from construction to budgetary requirements. But one of the most important considerations is how these new technologies will actually communicate with one-another. One of the technologies that are in development today is referred to as low-power, wide-area (LPWA). LPWA is one […]

New LoRa devkit opens doors to faster IoT prototyping

Three companies involved with the LoRa Alliance have combined forces to create a new development kit aimed at making it easier for IoT developers to quickly prototype new IoT technologies. The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members focused on bringing about a global standard communications avenue for the Internet of Things (IoT), machine […]

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Smartphone use eating into IoT’s $3 trillion future

Though the market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to reach a staggering $3 trillion globally by 2025, that forecast has dimmed partly due to broader smartphone capability. Fortune mentioned an IoT report by Machina Research that lowered its forecast for part of the IoT market. Previously it projected the devices-and-services segment of the IoT […]

Orange goes LoRa to connect French smart cities

As smart cities push to standardize their Internet of Things (IoT) networks, mobile and internet operator Orange SA has chosen the LoRa wireless protocol for its deployments across France. An article in Electronics Weekly says the Paris-based telecom giant’s decision to use the LoRaWAN  protocol marks a pivotal deployment of IoT technology for smart cities […]