The Financial Times has an interesting piece on the ongoing push and pull to develop cross-industry tech standards to govern the Internet of of Things.
The article, by Daniel Thomas makes note of efforts by companies including Arm, Google and Vodafone to secure leading positions in the technology infrastructure that will provide connections to smart devices, even as firms like Apple and Google dominate the market for mobile devices and wearables that are at the vanguard of IoT.
“The fragmentation and lack of technology standards could provide the biggest opportunity for telecoms operators in a fast-evolving industry already changing how people live,” says Matthew Howett, an analyst at Ovum tells FT. “There is a clear opportunity for an aggregator who is able to interconnect the myriad inoperable devices.”
The article makes mention of the newly released ETSI specifications for Internet of Things (IoT) networks dedicated to low throughput communications. You can read more about those here.
Check out the story via Tech and telecoms groups fight to dominate ‘internet of things’ – FT.com.