Facebook, Google, Sigfox and others believe in unconventional connectvitiy to lower the cost and accelerate the pace of connecting the Internet of Things. M2M and the Internet of Things will result in tens of billions of devices according to projections by Gartner.
The eco-sytem of edge devices, core and access networks and industry applications will drive a wave of operational efficiency and new business models in every industry: Automotive, healthcare, transportation and semiconductor. Chip makers, service providers and network equipment manufacturers will focus on specialized IoT chip-sets, pervasive WiFi, advanced LTE, low-power protocols and roadmaps to 5G.
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