Amazon, Telecoms Build-out Water Strategies

22 Jul 2021
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On 8 June 2021,, Inc. launched Amazon Sidewalk, a low bandwidth network that bridges the firm’s growing footprint of smart home devices (e.g., Echo, Ring, Tile). The technology uses wireless low-energy Bluetooth and 900MHz LoRa radio signals to transfer data between compatible devices across distances typically greater than Wi-Fi, in some cases, as far as half a mile.

In this Research Note:

  • Amazon Sidewalk’s mesh network shows potential expansion for water digitalization
  • Amazon adds to growing water position
  • Telecom firms’ digital water strategic positioning