Low-power wide-area (LPWA) player Ingenu confirmed reports CEO John Horn (pictured) has left the company.

A member of senior management today told Mobile World Live an earlier FierceWireless report on Horn’s departure was accurate. No official announcement is expected from Ingenu at this time and no further details were forthcoming from the company.

John Horn was an outspoken and charismatic leader of Ingenu who until recently had talked up the company’s potential to battle with cellular-based LPWA standards. In September 2016 Mobile World Live cited Horn as stating the technology battles taking place in the fast-growing low power IoT market will see just two major winners: his own RPMA technology and a favoured tech choice of many cellular players, NB-IoT.

Despite such bold statements, Ingenu has been quiet of late, with momentum in the LPWA space being firmly grabbed by cellular tech standards NB-IoT and LTE-M, as well as proprietary offerings from the likes of Sigfox and LoRa.

Horn had been at the helm of Ingenu since June 2015. Prior to Ingenu he was president of M2M vendor RacoWireless.