Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: Wirepas

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Article Summary:

Wirepas’ mesh technology-based scalable connectivity software lets any enterprise set up and manage its own IoT network autonomously without operators, separate network infrastructure, middlemen or subscriptions and says it can do it at a fraction of the cost of cellular networks, with a lower carbon footprint. Installation times can be as short as a day and do not interrupt on-site activities.

The Finnish scale-up is the main contributor to the first non-cellular 5G standard, purpose-built for massive IoT and using a free global spectrum, which was recognized in October by the International Telecommunication Union’s Radio Communication Sector (ITU-R) and included as part of the 5G standards in IMT-2020 technology recommendations. The new 5G IoT standard is suited for smart meters, smart factories, building management systems, logistics, smart cities plus a whole host of new use cases.

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.