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Wide Area IoT & Sensor Networks: Momentum Is Building

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There has been a steady movement to build dedicated networks for connecting sensors and devices to address the challenges posed by existing data networks (e.g. Cellular/3G/4G or Satellite) networks. The two primary contenders in the long or wide range IoT/Sensor networks are LoRA (by Semtech) and SigFox. Two recent events indicate the momentum is building:

Samsung announced an undisclosed investment in SigFox’s $115M round that has not yet closed. In addition, Samsung is going to partner with SigFox on its Artik Platform.

Actility has received $25M funding led by Ginko Ventures. Two notable things – it will enable Actility to put momentum behind its ThingPark platform. The platform leverages the LoRA wide area network.¬†Ginko is backed by Foxconn (world’s largest electronics manufacturing company – Apple manufactures the iPhone with Foxconn). Additional investors include KPN, Swisscom & Orange.

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Written by Ashu Joshi

June 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm