Ingenu, which is aiming to create the first nationwide M2M and IoT-only network in the US, will start its rollout in Q1 2016.
The service will kick off in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona, before being extended to nine more cities across the south in the first quarter. The aim is to offer M2M/IoT connectivity to more than 30 US cities by the end of next year.
The launch plans are consistent with Ingenu’s previous announcement.
“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,” explained Tom Gregor, Ingenu’s president and general manager, public networks.
Ingenu’s infrastructure is branded ‘The Machine Network’ and is based on RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology operating on unlicensed spectrum.
“The Machine Network provides an ideal alternative to devices and applications that are currently connected via 2G cellular networks which will be ‘refarmed’ in the coming months to make way for higher bandwidth cellular technologies, which are not ideally designed for M2M/IoT connectivity,” said Gregor.
The rollout of the Machine Network will continue throughout 2016, as it expands from regional coverage to more than 600 national sites across the US.
The identity of additional cities beyond Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix was not revealed.