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Semtech LoRa Technology Enables IoT Services in China’s Largest Private Telecom Network

Dr. Peng Group deploying LoRa network expected to cover 100 million homes and 300 million people


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Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its LoRa® wireless platform has been adopted by the Dr. Peng Group, the largest private telecom operator in China, for its Internet of Things (IoT) residential network.

Dr. Peng Group will supplement its fast broadband, fixed-line access service offerings with a smart home, low power, wide area network (LPWAN) based on Semtech’s LoRa Technology. The platform is coupled with LoRa-equipped gateways, home picocell routers and intelligent monitors to improve efficiency and safety in residences and communities. Smart home IoT applications include gas and water meters, asset tracking, smart entrances, and smart air conditioning, among other services found in homes. Dr. Peng plans to provide intelligent street lighting, soil, air and water quality monitoring, intelligent parking, intelligent trash collection, and other green belt management services.

“Homeowners and residential communities are increasingly interested in solutions to improve their day-to-day efficiencies and safety, and this network rollout is expected to help provide over 100 million households throughout China the capability to do so,” said Cui ZhongTao, Director of the Intelligent Network Equipment Research and Development Center in Dr. Peng Group. “We chose LoRa Technology for its robust feature set that provides the signal strength and network scalability needed to reach millions of people while maintaining low-power operating capability and low system infrastructure costs.”

“LoRa Technology provides Dr. Peng Group the ability to deploy a large scale network that services millions of people, integrates into existing infrastructure, and ensures interoperability between IoT applications and the network,” said Mike Wong, Vice President of Marketing for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group. “This national LoRaWAN rollout will allow millions of people in China to implement IoT services into their homes and communities, and in turn, intelligently monitor resources, safety and more.”

Key Features of LoRa RF Technology:

  • Long Range: A single LoRa base station enables deep penetration capability for dense urban environments and indoor coverage while also providing the ability to connect to sensors more than 15-30 miles away in rural areas.
  • Low Power: The LoRaWAN protocol was developed specifically for low power and enables unprecedented battery lifetime of up to 20 years depending on the application.
  • Low Cost: LoRa reduces up front infrastructure investments and operating costs, as well as end-node sensor costs.
  • Open Standard: LoRaWAN ensures interoperability among applications, IoT solution providers and telecom operators to speed adoption and deployment.

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About Dr. Peng Group

Dr. Peng Telecom Media Group Co., Ltd. founded in 1985, initiated its initial public offering in 1994, traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It is the largest private telecommunications operator and the largest non-state owned company that offers broadband internet access and application services as its core business. Its subsidiaries in China, include the Great Wall Broadband Network Service Co., Ltd., Beijing Teletron Telecom Engineering Co., Ltd, Beijing Great Wall Broadband Network Service Co., Ltd., Great Wall Wireless, and Hiveview Technology.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

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