Light Reading – IoT Boom Won’t Pay Off for Mobile Operators
So what are the technologies that will account for most of the IoT connections growth? “Most of it is about narrowband, short-range applications where cellular technology is not really that competitive,” said Bengt Nordström, the CEO of analyst firm Northstream, during a conversation about IoT several days before Ericsson published its latest report. “The more broadband it is, the better for cellular. The more narrowband, the better for other technologies. And the more indoor, the more alternatives there are.” Think of commonly used technologies like WiFi and Bluetooth, for instance.