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New IoT network launched in Quebec

telecom | 06/22/2017 1:00 pm EDT

Quebec-based X-Telia has deployed a network dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT) in Montreal, the company said in a press release Thursday. It said in the French-language release that it’s the first IoT-dedicated network in the province. The network uses Semtech Corp.’s long-range (LoRA) antennas, which are also being tested as part of 5G trials from Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron. They operate on the low power wide area network (LoRaWAN) developed by the non-profit LoRa Alliance. X-Telia plans to expand the network to the rest of Quebec and then to other provinces, it...