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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.