A Look at SoftBanks LoRa Rollout in Japan

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3Q 2016 | IN-4269


SoftBank Announces Rollout of Nationwide LoRa Network


On September 12, 2016, SoftBank Corp, one of the largest telcos in Japan, announced the nationwide rollout of LoRa network to address IoT.  The announcement also mentioned SoftBank’s partnership with Taiwan-headquartered Foxconn technology group,  LoRa network infrastructure, and IoT platform vendor Actility. 

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SK telecom is deploying the LoRa network in South Korea and Tata Telecoms plans to build a nationwide network.  As suckSoftBank is the third telecom operator to announce its plans for a nationwide LoRa network rollout in the region. During this South Korea rollout, Samsung electronics joined SK telecom to deliver an ecosystem to drive end-device development that could leverage the network technology.  In Japan, SoftBank partnered with Actility, Semtech Corporation, and Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, one of the largest contract electronics OEMs, to create the ecosystem that would leverage the public netw…

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