DECT Forum, Last Mile Semiconductor, Nordic Semiconductor, and Wirepas Join Hands


The DECT Forum, Nordic Semiconductor, Wirepas, and last mile semiconductor will be showcasing together at the 5G and Industrial Wireless Arena during Hannover Messe 2024. Their objective is to present a live demonstration of the advanced NR+ 5G standard, which is a non-cellular radio technology.

The DECT Forum represents a global network of companies and organizations involved in the DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) wireless sector. Committed to enhancing DECT and associated wireless standards, the forum encourages innovation, compatibility, and the creation of forward-looking wireless communication solutions.

Last Mile Semiconductor is a pioneering semiconductor startup focused on advancing a new non-cellular 5G wireless chipset for secure, large-scale IoT applications. Driven by a vision of seamlessly integrating technology into our daily lives, including homes, industries, public spaces, and healthcare, Last Mile Semiconductor aims to optimize resource and energy usage while ensuring global digital sovereignty.

To realize this vision, the company is actively developing a cost-effective and extremely low power 5G wireless chipset based on the innovative non-cellular private 5G standard, NR+. Explore the future of IoT with our cutting-edge NR+ Chipset – Manufactured in Dresden, Germany, and empowered by European standards. Making Massive IoT a reality worldwide.

Nordic Semiconductor stands out as a leading provider of comprehensive wireless connectivity solutions, excelling in Bluetooth Low Energy and making strides in cellular IoT, NR+, Wi-Fi wireless technologies, Matter, Thread, Zigbee, and power management. Their solutions are pivotal in connecting millions of IoT devices.

Nordic sets itself apart with its top-tier hardware, software, and development tools, offering an unmatched developer experience. They pride themselves on delivering ultra-low power wireless solutions that are not only advanced but also easy to implement, backed by excellent support.

Wirepas, a prominent player in the IoT sector, is committed to democratizing enterprise IoT by providing reliable connectivity solutions. Its goal is to make failure-free connectivity accessible to enterprises of all sizes. The company’s IoT technology allows for massive, decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications.

With Wirepas’ connectivity software, any enterprise can establish and manage its network independently, without the need for operators, separate infrastructure, or subscriptions, and at a significantly lower cost compared to other options. Wirepas is also a key contributor to NR+, the pioneering non-cellular 5G standard designed for massive IoT, utilizing a free global spectrum.

With offices in Australia, Germany, Finland, France, India, and the United States, Wirepas serves customers worldwide in various sectors, including smart tracking, smart building, smart manufacturing, and smart metering. NR+ represents the pioneering non-cellular radio technology endorsed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a 5G standard.

Engineered with the aim of democratizing 5G capabilities, NR+ empowers enterprises to deploy, operate, and possess private 5G wireless IoT networks, facilitating connectivity for countless devices at an unparalleled low cost of ownership. This innovative standard is poised to transform the landscape of industrial IoT, offering accessible and economical solutions for private 5G networks to businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Roel Ottink, Director of Business Development at the DECT Forum, highlights, “NR+ will democratize 5G access and reshape the industrial IoT sector, enabling any entity to construct a resilient and budget-friendly private 5G infrastructure to meet the rigorous demands of the digital age.”

Tailored for applications requiring industrial-grade reliability and ultra-low latency, NR+ offers an end-to-end packet delivery rate of over 99.99%. It is engineered to achieve an impressive latency of just one millisecond for device interactions over the radio interface. With kilometers of range and support for dense network topologies, NR+ is highly scalable.

It can effortlessly support a robust network that can scale to accommodate millions of devices without compromising communication integrity. NR+ enables mesh networks that are self-healing and self-organizing, ensuring uninterrupted service and adaptability. Nodes in the network can dynamically adjust their roles to optimize performance, preventing single points of failure and managing complex traffic patterns in dense IoT environments.

Operating in the globally available and license-exempt 1.9 GHz DECT band, NR+ significantly reduces deployment costs by eliminating the need for frequency planning and operator certification. This simplifies implementation and accelerates the adoption of NR+ technology across industries seeking the benefits of 5G connectivity.


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