Sierra Wireless at MWC 2017

Sierra Wireless at MWC 2017Sierra Wireless will showcase its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2017) in Barcelona.

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, IoT Cellular Device Sales will reflect a transition in the dominant air interface from 4G to 5G through 2025.

Strategy Analytics expects sales of 4G IoT modules to peak within two years, where sales of 5G modules will commence in 2019, reaching an inflection point in 2024 as they outsell 4G modules.

The Automotive vertical market will remain the single largest consumer of IoT cellular modules across the forecast period, but will significantly increase its market share position by 2025.

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Sierra Wireless will exhibit in the GSMA Innovation City, located in Hall 4, which invites visitors to explore a city-like environment and experience immersive demonstrations.

Sierra will showcase applications using its latest cellular technologies for the IoT, including a chance to drive the world’s fastest connected car. BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will utilize Sierra Wireless AirPrime LTE modules and AirLink gateways to send and receive critical data, including live streaming video feeds.

Visitors can use simulators featuring PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform to avoid hazards on land and in the sky. Sierra Wireless AirPrime modules provide global LTE connectivity for the LATAS platform, which enables safe drone flight.

Sierra will showcase a live network of how LPWA technology improves cellular coverage. Featuring a Veolia smart water application and smart meters from leading vendors, visitors will see how Sierra Wireless Cat-M1 modules continue to transmit over a live network in poor coverage conditions when a regular LTE (Cat-1) module cannot.

Visitors at the Sierra Wireless booth at MWC can explore how new IoT technology will enable them to reduce development time by up to one year, save millions by streamlining global operations and enable new business models.