Swisscom invests in internet connected objects

Telecommunications The Swiss number one telecommunications will build a network for data from things and places in the real world.

Swisscom launches into the Internet of connected objects. The Swiss number one telecommunications will build a complementary network for the transmission of data from things and places in the real world.

Swisscom is the first in Switzerland to build a complementary network to the Internet of Things, the “Low Power Network ‘(LPN), the operator said on Monday in a statement. Network construction will be completed by the end of the year to serve 80% of the population. A pilot project is underway since spring 2015 in Geneva and Zurich.

This network is designed to transmit independently of the electric network of very small amounts of data. It allows things and devices to communicate with each other, enabling inexpensive and easily know the status of an object: on or off, hot or cold, moving or stationary.

More than 100 partners

More than 100 companies, government agencies and universities have expressed interest in the pilot, according to Swisscom. Fifteen “ideas have already materialized.

Internet of Things comes into action in the context of smart cities, energy efficient buildings and the interconnection between machines. Parking spaces that communicate their state of occupation, cities that optimize collection routes, mailboxes that send a message when a package arrived or sensors in a farm field, are concrete examples of this technology.

Swisscom notes that according to estimates by the consulting firm Machina Research, over 3 billion connections Machine-to-machine should transit the LPN networks in the world of “2023. (ats / nxp)

 

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