Ingenu has announced the initial rollout of its Machine Network, which is slated to cover 30 major metropolitan areas across the United States by the end of 2016. The Machine Network is the first nationwide wireless public network dedicated entirely to IoT/M2M connectivity and is powered by Ingenu’s RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) communications technology. The initial rollout of the Machine Network will launch in the Southwestern metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Ariz., which serves approximately 3.1 million consumers of M2M technology, and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas which serves approximately 4.5 million consumers.
Once the first phase is operational, the Machine Network will be the nation’s largest exclusive Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) network, serving approximately more than 100 million users across the United States, and covering an area of nearly 100,000 square miles.
Dialog Semiconductor plc announced that the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) for the company’s proposed acquisition of Atmel Corporation. Dialog and Atmel have also received notification from Germany’s Federal Cartel Office that the acquisition has been cleared to proceed.
Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced its LoRa RF technology is being deployed by Proximus for a nationwide low-power wide-area network (LPWAN). Proximus is a telecom operator in Belgium and Luxembourg and has partnered with LPWAN solutions provider Actility for the deployment.
The Proximus network, based on the LoRa Alliance open LoRaWAN standard, is expected to provide the necessary building blocks for service providers and enterprises to develop their own tailor-made IoT solutions. In collaboration with Actility, Proximus initially deployed and tested its IoT, LoRa-based network in ten major urban areas in Belgium as well as in Luxembourg City. The IoT network was used to track freight carts at Zaventem Airport in Brussels to pilot test the program, and is soon expected to also be used in a variety of smart building and smart city applications, including a smart parking solution that will help guide car drivers to the nearest empty parking space.
The network is expected to be rolled out nationwide in both Belgium and Luxembourg in early 2016.
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