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Allen Proithis Keynotes Telecom Council Mobile Forum M2M Event – Standards Essential to Internet of Things

May 3, 2013 / Posted By: vandewille

Yesterday morning, Allen Proithis, Executive Vice President of InterDigital Solutions, provided the keynote address at the Telecom Council Mobile Forum’s M2M Workshop in Santa Clara, CA. Allen’s message: proprietary, non-standard Machine-to-Machine solutions won’t be able to survive market forces and the transition to a standards-based world. You can read Allen’s keynote, republished by EETimes, here.

The Telecom Council event, co-sponsored by InterDigital and Qualcomm, was an opportunity for technologists, investors and other members of the Silicon Valley technology landscape to come together, share ideas, and engage in a lively discussion and debate over the future of M2M. According to a survey by market research firm IHS, however, it seems that many people are thinking the same thing: when a panel of wireless industry executives was asked what they see as the biggest challenges in reaching mass adoption for M2M and the Internet of the Things, 86 percent of respondents saw standards, architecture and interoperability as the number one challenge. The survey is ongoing – feel free to participate here.