X-TELIA: LoRaWAN Network Dedicated to the Internet of Things

Making cities smarter, the industry more efficient and citizens safer

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MONTREAL, June 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- X-TELIA is launching a network in Quebec entirely dedicated to connected things. Using Semtech Corporation’s (Nasdaq:SMTC) LoRa® devices and wireless RF technology (LoRa Technology) and the LoRaWAN™ open communication protocol offered by the LoRa Alliance™, the X-TELIA network is the latest project by Quebec entrepreneur Eric Bourbeau. Now at his fourth ICT company in Quebec, Bourbeau boasts 28 years of experience, including 15 in upper management at TELUS.

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This network is specifically designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) and will provide the infrastructure necessary for the development of industries that require highly secure, low-power, long-range, and low-cost connectivity.

“Our main goal is to provide Quebec with a new world-class telecommunications network that will allow cities and industries to join in the Internet of Things revolution. By adopting the LoRaWAN open standard, our customers’ sensors and applications will be compatible with our network and with a rapidly growing rich global ecosystem,” says Eric Bourbeau, co-founder and CEO of X-TELIA.

“The deployment of X-TELIA’s new network will increase LoRa Technology adoption across Canada,” said Jaap Groot, Vice President of Systems Business Development for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group at Semtech. “With its low-power, long-range capabilities, Semtech’s LoRa-enabled solutions connect data intelligently, enabling sound decisions and making a smarter planet in a variety of industries including Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, Metering, Supply Chain & Logistics, and Agriculture.”

Responding to requests from businesses, industries and municipalities looking to reduce their power consumption and costs, the X-TELIA network offers a true return on investment (ROI) in a wide range of fields, such as fixed or mobile asset tracking, lighting control (streets and buildings), water management, health, and the environment.

The X-TELIA network currently covers much of Montreal, an area with a population of more than one million. The company plans to deploy its network throughout Quebec in the near future, before expanding into other provinces.

About Semtech LoRa® Devices and Wireless RF Technology
Semtech’s LoRa Technology is a widely adopted low-power, long-range 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 60 countries. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech's LoRa/IoT site and join the LoRa Community to access free training as well as an online industry catalog showcasing next-generation products.

About X-TELIA:
X-TELIA Group Inc. is a Quebec-based company that operates a next-generation wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things and supports businesses and cities requiring highly secure, long-range, low-power and low-cost connectivity. X-TELIA provides the Quebec market with applications proven elsewhere in the world and leading-edge expertise to facilitate the shift toward the Internet of Things. The X-TELIA network is specifically designed to support new applications that make cities smarter, industry more efficient and citizens safer.

For more information, visit www.x-telia.com.

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.

Semtech, the Semtech logo and LoRa are registered trademarks or service marks, and LoRaWAN and the LoRa Alliance are trademarks or service marks, of Semtech Corporation or its affiliates.

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