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LoRa Technology: Enabling Millions of IoT Devices in Latin America

Posted by David Armour on 20 March 2019

Latin America’s Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to be worth $44.4 billion in 2019, which is a jump of almost triple from $14.2 billion in 2013. Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) is leading the charge to enable solution providers and customers in Latin America to realize this value by leveraging LoRa Technology’s open LoRaWAN™ protocol, vibrant ecosystem, flexible deployment models, and low power, long range capabilities. In this blog I’m excited to share some examples of the innovation the LoRaWAN ecosystem in Latin America is producing, and the value that these solutions are delivering to customers.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

LoRa-based Solutions Drawing Crowds at Embedded World

Posted by David Armour on 12 March 2019

Semtech was back again at Embedded World this year showcasing our leading technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). Embedded World is recognized as the leading international trade fair for embedded and system technologies and attended by the world’s leading silicon suppliers, as well as a huge ecosystem of developers, software companies and manufacturers. Semtech’s booth was again packed during the three days in Nuremburg with customer meetings spilling over from our meeting rooms onto the main hall, even into the nearby lounge areas.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

5G, LoRaWAN and Smart Cities at #MWC19

Posted by Olivier Beaujard on 06 March 2019

I have just returned from Mobile World Congress (MWC), the most anticipated mobile industry event of the year with 109,000 visitors from 198 countries, and I’m in awe of the pace of innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, as well as the speed at which technologies are rapidly evolving to market-ready solutions. This observation could not be more true for Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology).

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How to Name and Brand Your LoRa-based Application

Posted by Semtech Corporate Marketing on 25 February 2019

With the support of a vast and rapidly growing ecosystem, more and more companies are developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). There are hundreds of LoRa-based products and services currently available in Semtech’s Catalog in the LoRa Community™. Additionally, several members of the LoRaWAN-based ecosystem offer online catalogs full of LoRa-based solutions. Find a list of catalogs within the #ShopLoRaWAN blog.

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The Democratization of the IoT: LoRa Technology and #TheThingsConference

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on 12 February 2019
Earlier this month in Amsterdam, The Things Network hosted The Things Conference, a gathering of thousands of developers from all around the globe who develop Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). I have participated in many developer conferences over the years, and I must say the energy at last week’s event reminded me of the days of mobile and embedded device conferences, where you could tell it was really a show for developers by developers. The sheer range of LoRa-based solutions available on the market today on display at the conference demonstrated a sharp contrast to last year’s event which focused more on the promise of LoRa Technology for the IoT. While there were many compelling market trajectory stories and business presentations that demonstrated the LoRaWAN™ protocol is truly here to stay, if there was one single theme from the show it was this: LoRa Technology is a developer’s platform and its time is here… now.

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Semtech Sponsors New Lab to Push Adoption of LoRaWAN in the UK

Posted by David Armour on 10 February 2019

On January 30th in London, Digital Catapult opened its new Future Innovations Lab. Digital Catapult is the United Kingdom’s leading advanced digital technology innovation center, with a primary goal to push the adoption of new technologies, in order to enable UK businesses to become more competitive. The new Future Networks Lab is co-sponsored by Semtech, and is expected to be key for driving the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and low power wide area networks (LPWANs) throughout the UK. Semtech’s sponsorship adds significant expertise in the deployment of LPWANs based on its LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) and the open LoRaWAN™ protocol enabling secure sensor-to-Cloud data communication.

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Chinese New Year with LoRa: a Look Back at the Last Year’s Highlights from China

Posted by Mike Wong on 29 January 2019

Xīn nián kuài lè, and Happy Chinese New Year! China is believed to be the world’s largest Internet of Things (IoT) market, responsible for an astounding 22% of the global IoT market share. With support from the Chinese government, IoT initiatives have exploded in popularity throughout the last decade. Among these technologies, Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) has rapidly emerged as a leading choice for low power wide area network (LPWAN) connectivity in China, enabling successful solutions across numerous vertical markets. LoRa Technology is increasingly being leveraged in China to create efficiencies, from IoT enabled bike-share solutions, to smart metering for municipal utilities. As the Year of the Pig approaches, we’ve featured some LoRa-based highlights from China to celebrate a successful Year of the Dog.

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Advice for LoRa-based Developers at The Things Conference 2019

Posted by Steven Hegenderfer on 23 January 2019
Next week, thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) developers from around the globe will head to Amsterdam for The Things Conference, organized by The Things Network. The event promises to provide attendees with the content and knowledge to tackle LoRaWAN™-based development head on, and bring more solutions based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology ( LoRa Technology) to market. Steven Hegenderfer, Senior Director of the Developer Ecosystem, Semtech Wireless & Sensing Products Group, shares his excitement for The Things Conference and advice for LoRa-based developers in the Q&A below.
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The LoRa Alliance Reaches Milestone Number of Operators: Reflections from Remi Lorrain

The LoRa Alliance™ has announced a significant milestone of 100 public network operators deploying the LoRaWAN™ open protocol around the globe. With a 40% growth rate occurring since the beginning of 2018, there has been an increase of broadband multi service providers deploying LoRaWAN-based networks, reinforcing Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in the business to business (B2B) market and opening the door to the business to consumer (B2C) market.
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LoRa Technology: Connecting Asia Pacific to the Cloud with IoT

Posted by Vivek Mohan on 17 January 2019
LoRaWAN™-based Internet of Things (IoT) deployments are global and the number of deployments continues to increase yearly. In 2019, 40%* of all low power, wide area networks (LPWANs) are predicted to run on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology), and LoRaWAN-based networks are present in approximately 100 countries today. In the Asia Pacific region specifically, experts anticipate the number of all IoT-connected devices will jump from 3.1 billion in 2015, to 8.6 billion in 2020. Some recent innovative LoRa Technology use cases from this region are featured below.
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