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IoT is only just getting to LTE, let alone 5G, says Antenova

Amid the 5G din in Barcelona, there was scant attention to the Internet of Things, and the main focus was on high bandwidth applications rather than low power use cases. This was the backdrop for a conversation that Wireless Watch’s sister service, Rethink IoT, had with Antenova, an antenna design firm that decided to go all-in on the IoT a few years ago. Working closely with chipset and module makers, Antenova supplies the expertise needed to craft an antenna that can unlock the claimed ranges and capabilities of the low power WAN technologies, which off-the-shelf antennas can’t do. To this end, from Antenova’s perspective, there isn’t really a push or demand for 5G designs in the IoT. CEO Colin Newman…

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