News of Note—machineQ launches LoRaWAN, Verizon goes with AWS and more

News of note

> machineQ, Comcast’s enterprise-focused internet of things unit, said it has launched its LoRaWAN-based network in the San Francisco Bay Area. Multichannel News story

> SCTE said that NCTA’s Michael Powell, CableLabs’ Phil McKinney, and SCTE•ISBE’s Mark Dzuban will be featured as part of an Cable-Tec Expo opening general session panel titled “An Integrated Circuit: Closing the Links Between Innovation, Deployment and ROI” on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The panel will be moderated by Comcast tech chief Tony Werner. Multichannel News story

> Verizon announced today that it was going with Amazon Web Services as its preferred public cloud provider. FierceTelecom story

> CBS and Nielsen are partnering up to figure out how to do dynamic advertising insertion for live, linear broadcast television so the network can better deliver addressable ads. FierceVideo story

> Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told CNBC that the carrier plans to bring 5G to Los Angeles this year, and he highlighted the important role that city governments are playing in helping carriers roll out new network services in some municipalities. He said Los Angeles and Sacramento, California, have helped Verizon move quickly in their jurisdictions. (Sacramento was the first 5G city named by Verizon.)  FierceWireless story