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Is 4G the new 2G in IoT?

With the 5G and NB-IoT hype in full swing, people can be forgiven when they think that NB-IoT is the dominant technology for the Internet of Things. More shocking for some people is the fact that there are no 50 billion IoT devices yet, even when non-cellular IoT technologies are included.

At the recently concluded 5G Techritory conference, Jans Jelinskis, Technical Director, 1NCE highlighted the fact that finally, customers are coming round to the idea that there will be no 2G network in the future, so the future of cellular IoT will be 4G.

While many of the existing IoT requirements are still getting satisfied by the 2G simplicity, plan B also includes other non-cellular LPWA IoT technologies like LoRaWAN & Sigfox. Time will tell which of these will succeed and which of them will disappear into oblivion.

Here is the video of the talk

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