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IIC releases testbed results, 5G nowhere to be seen

Our usual annual catchup with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) takes place at MWC, but obviously, this was not to be the case this year. Instead, President of the Object Management Group (OMG, the organization that houses the IIC), Bill Hoffman, who also holds that title in the IIC, took our call, to give us the lay of the land. Now, the biggest takeaway came much later in our discussion, but it is worth stressing at the top. In all of the testbeds that the IIC runs, which then feed into reference documentation and architectures that can be used by members to advance the collective IIoT, not a single one is using 5G technologies. The testbeds are very aware of…

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