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Four initiatives all aim to pull down the barriers to wireless Industrial IoT

When the Internet of Things (IoT) was still years over the horizon, mobile operators could hold it up as the next big development which was going to heal the MNO business model and justify investment in 5G. Now, the 5G networks, with their support for huge numbers of sensors, and very low levels of latency and power consumption, are almost upon us and it is clear that the wireless connectivity will be the simplest part of deploying and monetizing a large-scale IoT platform. Billions of connections are a tasty challenge for operators for whom connectivity is their lifeblood. Thousands of applications and services, serving hundreds of vertical markets and harnessing billions of pieces of data – these are more daunting.…

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