Verizon, Ericsson to Conduct Live Network Trial on LPWA Solution for Massive IoT

Verizon, Ericsson to Conduct Live Network Trial on LPWA Solution for Massive IoT Image Credit: Verizon

The largest mobile operator in the US, Verizon has extended its partnership with Ericsson to further the development and deployment of cellular low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking with focus on live network testing of Internet-of-Things(IoT) use case this year. Both companies have been engaged in IoT trials since 2014 to demonstrate the range of IoT use cases - both consumer and industrial applications.

Ericsson recently launched a new software, called Networks Software 17A to address the anticipated massive number IoT devices and the diversity of their connectivity requirements.  The software includes key features enabling cellular networks to support Smart Cities, Smart Metering, and Smart Agriculture. By leveraging its existing network infrastructure, Verizon achieves a faster time to market with new IoT applications that benefit from its LTE network's mobility, reliability, security and reach, said Ericsson.

Adam Koeppe, Vice President, Network Technology and Planning, Verizon
We're committed to simplifying IoT and have introduced a developer platform - ThingSpace - and new network advancements that do just that. Ericsson's new software will enable us to expand our coverage of low-cost IoT devices while supporting years of battery life.

Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson
Verizon has been a great partner in the advancement of cellular technologies to address IoT networking requirements. IoT applications will drive 5G development so it is essential for us to work with leading operators like Verizon to proactively spearhead the industry and ecosystem.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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