Analyst Commentary

Comcast comes into IoT swinging

After trialing Internet of Things (IoT) networks in Philadelphia and San Francisco in October 2016, and shortly after expanding to Chicago, Comcast announced a sizeable expansion of its IoT coverage in July 2017, adding 12 metro regions: Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Denver; Detroit; Indianapolis; Miami; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Oakland, Calif.; Pittsburgh; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Comcast is leveraging low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) technology named LoRa for its IoT ambitions. LoRa, which leverages unlicensed spectrum, tends to be more o...

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