Comcast Joins LoRa AllianceTM As Sponsor Member; Hosts Next All-Members Meeting And Showcases Citywide LoRaWANTM Network Deployment

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6/20/2017 Comcast Joins LoRa Alliance™ as Sponsor Member; Hosts Next AllMembers Meeting and Showcases Citywide LoRaWAN™ Network Deployment 1/2 | Press Release Comcast Joins LoRa Alliance™ As Sponsor Member; Hosts Next All-Members Meeting And Showcases Citywide LoRaWAN™ Network Deployment Meeting to Feature Smart City Summit, Open House and Hackathon PHILADELPHIA - April 20, 2017 - The LoRa Alliance™, the global association of over 400 companies backing the LoRaWAN™ standard for low-power wide-area IoT (Internet of Things) networks (LPWANs), today announced that Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has formally joined the Alliance as a Sponsor member, and will join the Board of Directors. Additionally, Comcast will host the Alliance's 8th All-Members Meeting, Open House and Marketplace Exhibition from June 12-14, 2017, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. "Comcast's successful citywide deployment in Philadelphia exemplifies the power of standardizing LPWANs to fully realize the worldwide potential of IoT technology," said Geoff Mulligan, chairman of the LoRa Alliance. "Comcast's decision to become a Sponsor member is a strong endorsement of LoRaWAN technology. Though it only formalized its membership last month, Comcast is already stepping up to help drive the Alliance because it believes in the value of collaborating to further the LoRaWAN protocol's global success." The type of global collaboration offered by the LoRa Alliance was one of the key reasons Comcast joined. The company announced its selection of LoRaWAN technology for its machineQ™ enterprise, low-power IoT network in October 2016. Taking a leadership role in the Alliance will allow the company to collaborate more effectively with other members, and provides Comcast with greater access to a broad range of ecosystem providers. "As we continue to deploy the LoRaWAN protocol in the United States, the core technology is exceeding our expectations in terms of network propagation and coverage. We are seeing increasing demand and interest from a diverse client set," said Alex Khorram, general manager, machineQ. "It's exciting to commence our formal membership with the Alliance by bringing its respected global membership to the city of Philadelphia. We believe there is significant value in driving international collaboration and growth opportunities for LoRaWAN technology." The first two days of the 8th Annual All-Members Meeting are open to current members and will focus on ongoing collaboration to advance the LoRaWAN protocol's capabilities and push the boundaries of IoT innovation, including committee, working group and board meetings, as well as "marketplace" demonstrations by member companies. On the third day, the event will open its doors to the community, prospective members, invited guests and journalists for an Open House and Smart City Summit. The Summit will begin with a keynote by Philadelphia municipal leaders, followed by presentations and panels from a wide range of experts involved in smart city trends, technology developments and deployments around the world. Finally, Comcast is actively organizing a smart-city themed hackathon designed to bring local startups, independent developers and universities together to explore the capabilities of LoRaWAN technology and its vast potential for enabling Smart City initiatives. The winning application concepts derived from the hackathon will be presented at the close of the Smart City Summit. Participation and Contact Information For those interested in joining the LoRa Alliance or attending this June event as a prospective member, please visit the membership page for more information. For member event registration and information, please visit the events page. For media who need more information or would like to attend this event, please contact Eric Lawson at 480-276-9572 or About LoRa Alliance The LoRa Alliance is an open, nonprofit association that has grown to more than 400 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity. With the technical flexibility to address a broad range of IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, LoRaWAN has already been deployed by major mobile network operators globally with wide expansion anticipated in 2017. About LoRaWAN Technology The technology used in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost-prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN Alliance Technology Developers Testimonials The LoRaWAN technology is ideal to target battery operated sensors and low power applications as a complement to M2M cellular connectivity Richard Viel Chief Operating Officer of Bouygues With LoRaWAN, entire cities or countries can be covered with a few base stations, no longer requiring the upfront rollout and maintenance of thousands of nodes as in traditional mesh networking. This has made IoT possible now, with minimal infrastructure investment. Olivier Hersent Chairman & CTO of Actility To encourage the mass adoption of low cost, long range machine-to-machine connectivity, open ecosystems are critical. In addition to IBM's support of the LoRA Alliance we have also released the IBM 'LoRaWAN in C' as open source under the Eclipse Public License. Dr. Thorsten Kramp Master Inventor, IBM Research LoRaWAN has taken inteliLIGHT, our already proven street lighting management solution, to a whole new level. The entire system becomes even easier and faster to install, with a minimal investment, unprecedented reach and unlimited Smart City applications. It truly is a game changer. Mozes Lorand CEO of FLASHNET Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) Networks are an excellent connectivity solution. They complement well with existing M2M business. In order to deploy dedicated solutions and sensors all around the world, an open standard is needed to ensure IoT Challenge Area Members Area WHAT IS LORA? FOR DEVELOPERS THE ALLIANCE JOIN NEWS & EVENTS PRODUCTS

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