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Semtech LoRa Technology Enables Nationwide LPWAN in Canada

By Ken Briodagh January 04, 2017

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has announced recently that its LoRa devices and Wireless RF Technology are being used by eleven-x, a software developer for wireless telecommunications, for the first carrier-grade IoT network rollout throughout Canada.

“We aim to accelerate the implementation of IoT applications by businesses and municipalities in Canada,” said Ryan Hickey, CEO and co-founder, eleven-x. “By following the LoRaWAN protocol and joining the LoRa Alliance, we are ensuring end-user sensors and applications are compatible with our IoT network.”

The eleven-x LPWAN uses Semtech’s LoRa Technology to offer a long-range wireless network at low investment and power costs, and it is based on the LoRaWAN protocol by the LoRa Alliance, which is designed to ensure interoperability with a large ecosystem of IoT applications, giving businesses, manufacturers and municipalities the capability to implement IoT systems that use asset tracking, environmental monitoring, health monitoring, lighting control, and water metering to improve efficiency, quality control, crisis diversion, and decision making. The eleven-x network is currently deployed in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, Canada, and it will soon be deployed to all major cities in the country.

“LoRa Technology provides the eleven-x network a strong feature set that, coupled with the robust ecosystem of LoRa Alliance partners, will help scale IoT adoption throughout Canada,” said Mike Wong, VP, Marketing, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech. “This network rollout is another significant step toward global IoT availability.”

Semtech and eleven-x are members of the LoRa Alliance, a group of more than 400 companies committed to driving and enhancing the LoRaWAN specification to ensure interoperability and scalability of LPWANs and IoT applications. Through its work with member companies and IoT industry groups, the LoRa Alliance is making LoRaWAN the standard for LPWANs focused on low-power, long-range IoT applications. To date, there are LoRaWAN public and private networks in more than 50 countries.

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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