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Show write-up: LPWA London shows fragmentation is still hurting the market

Over the course of two days, the talks and presentations at last week’s LPWA (low power wide area) conference in London revealed a heap of interesting tidbits. However, the industry is still waiting on the sort of scale that would irrevocably prove that the era of LPWAN has arrived. We’re still waiting for a hockey stick, but slow and steady may still win the race. The tipping point is at least closer now, partly boosted by the commercial availability of cellular solutions, NB-IoT and LTE-M, to join the unlicensed spectrum options such as LoRa and Sigfox. Verizon is planning on launching NB-IoT by the end of the year, and pointed to its Skyward drone division as a promising endeavor – with a…

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