Alliances collaborate to advance industrial IoT connectivity

The MulteFire Alliance, an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of mobile cellular technology in unlicensed and shared spectrum, and the Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII), a joint effort of industrial sectors to accelerate the development of industrial Internet, have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore LTE connectivity for the industrial Internet, the companies said.

A signing ceremony took place on September 1 at the 2018 Yangtze River Delta Industrial Internet Summit in Shanghai. Together, the MulteFire Alliance and AII will advance MulteFireâ„¢ technology operation in the industrial Internet as well as harmonize various aspects of connectivity.

The MulteFire Alliance and AII will collaborate on the following:

Test beds and research and development projects
Coordinate in promoting the industrial Internet industry and standards
Establish a good understanding of how to deploy cellular technologies in unlicensed and shared spectrum for industrial Internet use cases

The MulteFire Alliance is an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use unlicensed or shared radio spectrum. For more information about MulteFire technology, its benefits how to become a member of the MulteFire Alliance, visit www.multefire.org.

With joint efforts of the industrial sectors, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) led and established the Alliance of Industrial Internet, in order to accelerate the development of industrial Internet; to gather the industrial power at home and abroad; to establish a public platform for collaborated improvement in administration, industry, academy, research and application; to conduct joint researches; and to facilitate application of industrial Internet.