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Major Global Survey: Cellular Tech Key to Coming IoT Wave, North America to Lead

September 17, 2018 / IoT.Business.News

One of the biggest global surveys to date shows unanimous concern for interoperability; operators expected to drive IoT adoption. As the hype cycle in IoT begins to yield to more realistic expectations, a new study by the GSMA’s Mobile World Live and commissioned by mobile technology R&D firm InterDigital, highlights some important transitions in market perception. Among them: the key role to be played by 3GPP standards-based technology in the IoT, the expectation that North America will lead the world in adoption, and the current small scale of IoT revenue… amid hopes for rapid growth. According to the report, titled ‘Mobile and the Internet of Things: Unanimity around fragmentation, surprises in connectivity and geography’, the successful deployment of the IoT will be heavily reliant on cellular technologies, such as 5G, LTE, NB-IoT and GSM. Of the connectivity technologies listed as key to IoT, six of the top seven emerged from 3GPP standards. One third ...