Semtech and Brazil’s Anatel Deploy LoRa Technology Nationwide
The implementation of LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN will enhance IoT applications in South America
CAMARILLO, Calif., Apr. 18, 2018 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Anatel, Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency, has released new technical requirements for radio frequency (RF) communication devices, enabling the operation of LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) throughout Brazil.
According to Frost and Sullivan, by 2021, the Internet of Things (IoT) market for applications and hardware is set to generate $3.29 billion in Brazil. To support this rapid IoT growth, Brazil needs a strong, flexible infrastructure. Anatel reviewed comprehensive studies performed by two government agencies: The Department of Certifications and Numbering and the Department of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting. In addition, Anatel collaborated with equipment manufacturers and held public hearings prior to its passage of resolution #14448 on December 4, 2017. The resolution provides international certification of devices that operate using chirp spread spectrum (CSS) modulation and low duty cycle such as LoRa Technology.
“This update is a very important milestone for Brazil and will expand the use of IoT across several vertical markets,” said Vitor Menezes, Superintendent of Anatel’s Licensing and Service Sourcing. “The resolution ensures technological neutrality and provides a modern regulatory framework for the wide dissemination of applications that will enhance productivity and make people’s lives better.”
“The recent actions taken by the telecommunications regulatory agency for the largest country in Latin America has facilitated the immediate rollout of a LoRaWAN™ network in Brazil and, likely, the continent,” said Marc Pegulu, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “Citizens of the eighth largest economy in the world will soon benefit from low power wide area networks (LPWANs) powered by Semtech’s LoRa Technology in a variety of exciting applications, including cities, building, supply chain and logistics, agriculture, and metering.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN™ specification have been deployed in over 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance™, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing the products you need for building your ideal IoT application.
Anatel is the Brazilian governmental agency that operates independently of the government regulated telecommunications providers. The organization is responsible for coordination, control and regulation of all telecommunication activities in Brazil, including telephony, radio and cable. For more information, visit www.anatel.gov.br/institucional.
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