- The cellular industry is scrambling to catch up with LPWA providers, but its solutions are not yet fit for purpose.
- The jury (a.k.a. software developers and customers) is still out as technology vendors pursue their own agendas.
Leading figures in the LTE supply chain, including chip makers, device makers, equipment vendors and even operators, are following their own agendas. This is creating a kaleidoscopic picture of the IoT wireless access market that inhibits investment.
Driven by the fear of missing out, the cellular phone industry is fighting to get back on terms with suppliers of proprietary low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network access technologies for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Anyone who needs networks to provide low-cost access and operation to justify their IoT deployments should have regard for the claims and counterclaims made by the various parties. While there is some truth in all the claims, by no means is it the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Continue reading “Vested Interests Are Delaying the Formation of Critical Mass in the IoT Market”