Ingenu has begun the initial rollout of its Machine Network, the first nationwide wireless public network dedicated entirely to Internet of Things (IoT)/machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity.
The project will encompass 30 major metropolitan areas across the United States by the end of 2016.
Powered by Ingenu’s Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA) communications technology, which is currently operating on over 38 private networks across the globe, the Machine Network offers reliable, cost-effective machine connectivity as a public network option. The initial rollout will launch in the Southwestern metropolitan areas of Phoenix, which serves approximately 3.1 million consumers of M2M technology that covering more than 1,800 square miles; and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, which serves approximately 4.5 million consumers covering over 2,000 square miles.
“The metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Dallas/Fort Worth were selected for the initial deployments due to the prevalence of current IoT applications operating in those locales, such as transportation, utilities, industrial monitoring, security and public infrastructure,” said Tom Gregor, Ingenu’s president and general manager, public networks.
“The Machine Network provides an ideal alternative to devices and applications that are currently connected via 2G cellular networks that will be ‘re-farmed’ in the coming months to make way for higher bandwidth cellular technologies, which are not ideally designed for M2M/IoT connectivity.”
The rollout of the Machine Network will continue throughout 2016, expanding from regional coverage to over 600 national sites across the U.S. This will ultimately provide ubiquitous machine coverage to millions of end-point devices in rural and metropolitan locations with two-way communication capabilities and over 99.9% reliability, the company reported.