IT Pro Portal Q&A with InterDigital’s Alan Carlton

July 6, 2016 / IoT, standards / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

City authorities and their technology partners could squander $341 billion by 2025 if they adopt a fragmented versus standardized approach to IoT solution deployment. This statistic was uncovered in a report from Machina Research, commissioned by InterDigital, that focuses on the importance of standardization in IoT deployment. Recently, InterDigital’s Alan Carlton participated in a Q&A session with IT Pro Portal to discuss the report further.  

In the Q&A, Alan explains why fragmentation has occurred and what must be done to ensure the continuous evolution of the IoT. “Standards are already in place at national and sector specific levels but the volume of different standards makes it difficult for verticals and industries to implement interoperable standards,” states Alan when asked why this fragmentation occurred as IoT evolved. He describes that a clear framework, preferably a bottom-up method, needs to be put in place to encompass all standards and enable the integration of data across silos.  

Click here to read the full Q&A or to download the Machina Research report, click here.