|PRNewswire report that several mobile experts created the most comprehensive analysis of IoT called IoT: The Big Picture 2016 and takes a broad look at 36 technologies and 26 applications. "Multiple IoT suppliers are counting on the same applications for success, and investing heavily without fully understanding the alternative technologies which address the same requirements. Not everybody can win this game," explained Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts. "Our unbiased analysis looks closely at the investment in each technology, to predict which companies can survive the war. This report can help each vendor avoid stepping on a tripwire." "Mobile Experts has seen the lofty expectations set by the industry: 20 billion devices in 2020," commented Principal Analyst Joe Madden. "Instead of simply accepting these numbers, we have broken down the panoramic market view into bite-size chunks that are more easily understood. In this report, we illustrate how the business model will take shape, and how billions of devices will actually be bought and used." Ethernet
Power Line Communications: PRIME and G3-PLC
Bluetooth, BLE and Bluetooth V5.0
RFID: Passive and Active
802.15.4: Zigbee, Z-wave, WirelessHART, ISA100.11a, FHSS, Thread, UWB)
Wi-Fi: 802.11ac, 802.11af, and 802.11ah
GSM: GPRS, EDGE, and EC-GSM
LTE: Cat-4, Cat-1, Cat-0, and Cat-M1
5G IoT (5G NR)
Satellite IoT (Globalstar, Iridium, Inmarsat, etc)
|Yahoo Finance reports Sequans Communications S.A. (SQNS) announced an agreement to deliver Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 technology and products to T-Mobile’s (TMUS) machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) customers. Sequans’ Calliope LTE Cat 1 chipset platform, which uniquely supports VoLTE and enables a wide range of industrial and consumer IoT applications, including asset tracking, alarm systems, telematics devices, retail applications, smart utility meters and more, is now certified and available for use on T-Mobile’s network.
“We are very happy to support T-Mobile’s IoT network strategy as an LTE Cat 1 technology provider,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “LTE Cat 1 enables 4G solutions to rival 2G/3G in cost while providing much greater longevity. This means T-Mobile’s customers have access to a leading wireless network that is scalable and secure with broad coverage, along with affordable, long-lived connectivity solutions for successful IoT and M2M business models.”
|RCRWireless News's Phillip Tracy reports on 3GPP's LPWAN IoT Standards. The 3GPP standardization group has introduced a number of LTE standards aimed at providing a network for the “internet of things”: Narrowband IoT, LTE Cat 1 and LTE Cat-M. These networks add to the mix (and perhaps, confusion) of already existing licensed and unlicensed low-power wide-area network looking to provide reliable, efficient and low-energy data transfer to the billions of expected IoT devices.
The LTE standards will be going up against the likes of Sigfox, LoRa and Ingenu.
|Pick of the day - for those of you interested in using AWS as part of your IoT project should check out the article from TechTarget where they go into some detail about what AWS can provide to you.