LoRa technology expands as IoT platform in China

April 12, 2018 // By Rich Pell
Semtech Corporation (Camarillo, CA) has announced that Alibaba Cloud and Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom have jointly deployed a pre-commercial service for the Internet of Things (IoT) using Semtech's LoRa wireless technology to expand China's IoT industry.

Alibaba Cloud plans to support an extensive ecosystem created by LoRa-based sensors, while the Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom is expected to deploy a LoRaWAN network based on LoRa Technology in Hangzhou and Ningbo by mid-2018 to expand the services of its IoT network. The collaboration, says Semtech, will allow users to more easily adopt a low-power wide-area-network (LPWAN) solution to enable IoT solutions (applications).

"The IoT industry in China has quickly emerged and China is one of the leading countries adopting smart, innovative applications," says Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. "Semtech's work with Alibaba Cloud and Zhejiang Provincial Company of China Unicom continues to advance our goal for LoRa Technology to become the IoT platform of choice globally."

Semtech's LoRa devices and wireless radio-frequency (RF) technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT. Its technology, says the company, gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide.

IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN specification have been deployed in over 100 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance , the fastest growing IoT Alliance for LPWAN applications.

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