The Massive Internet of Things (MIoT) is a tremendous opportunity for carriers who can provide the connectivity required by the more than 11.5 billion connected devices expected to be in our homes, factories, offices, streets and virtually everywhere else by 2021, based on projections from Cisco, IDC Research and others.
These devices will work together to provide a whole new generation of services for consumers and businesses – but only if they have stable, reliable connections with low latency and a network with the prodigious capacity to support billions of devices. Like a marching band performing a complicated routine, perfect communication amongst all the musicians is vital for the success of these new services. Any lapse in communication can result in service failure, just as a trumpet player turning right when all the other band members turn left will ruin the routine. Multiplying this requirement for reliable one-to-one connectivity by 50 billion makes the tremendous demands of MIoT clear.
Today’s wireless networks lack the capacity, uniform coverage and robustness to connect the tens billions more devices that MIoT will require. Additionally, the networks are susceptible to signal interference, delay, and latency that can impact the reliable and stable connectivity vital for MIoT.
The ground-breaking OTFS wireless modulation technology that Cohere Technologies has pioneered dramatically increases the capacity of wireless networks thanks to its vastly greater spectral efficiency over OFDM. OTFS also enables ultra-reliable wireless networks that are far less susceptible to interference than current 4G/LTE/OFDM networks and the enhanced OFDM modulation schemes
proposed for 5G.