The Internet of Things, as a concept, has been around for a number of years. Just ask Wikipedia. And while it has grown, it’s been at a sloth’s pace. That is to say, there certainly hasn’t been exponential IoT growth. If you look at analyst reports, something happens between today and 2020 for it to go from millions to tens of billions of devices connected. What is that thing that’s supposed to happen? What is the magic button that will be pressed so that suddenly IoT devices pour out into the world like angry ants from a destroyed anthill?

That magic button is LPWA technology, specifically our very own RPMA. You see, cellular has had its day. The IoT never took off under 2G (download our network technology sunsetting infographic to learn about upcoming sunsets). It cost(s) too much, doesn’t support long battery life, and is highly fragmented making global deployments too complicated for new wave IoT device makers. NB-IOT will suffer from the same fragmentation with 30 bands to design for not to mention fractured carrier adoption and a plethora of other deployment issues (good luck with that!).


In beautiful and conscientious contrast, RPMA is already global. RPMA offers device makers the simplest path to scale and truly global deployment. RPMA adroitly leverages the 2.4 GHz band which is global, license-free spectrum (download our white paper comparing the 2.4 GHz band to the 900 MHz band here, to see how we handle interference to provide world leading link budget check out this white paper). That means it has instant global interoperability. No other LPWA provider can say that. If you design an RPMA-connected device for the US, it works in China (where, by the way, our licensees are rolling out coverage as we speak), or anywhere else for that matter. Whereas RPMA has been used globally for years, NB-IOT isn’t even real yet, and it will be a while before it is.

The magic button is RPMA. With Ultranarrowband (e.g., Sigfox, Telensa, NWave, WavIOT, etc.) or  m-ary FSK/Chirp Spread Spectrum (m-FSK/CSS, e.g., LoRa, Sensus, Z-wave, etc.) solutions you may get an exciting bit of sparks and fizzle only to have the fire die under disappointing system performance and complete inability to scale as networks fill to capacity (which should be cause for celebration, that means IoT carriers and device makers are making money!). With cellular solutions you get the same old slow growth market and then subsequent abandonment through technology sunsets like the 2G sunset. With RPMA you get exponential IoT growth, because it is designed from the ground up to meet the needs of IoT devices.

RPMA’s technology provides the only viable long-term IoT connectivity solution to truly kick-off the kind of growth the tech space has been anticipating for years now.

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