InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, announced that the company has joined the GSMA as well as the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative and GSMA NB-IoT Forum focused on Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technology, during Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

“InterDigital is pleased to join the GSMA, the GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative and the GSMA NB-IoT forum alongside industry-leading peers and looks forward to contributing to the massive diffusion of NB-IoT and other mobile IoT technologies,” said Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President, IoT Solutions, InterDigital. “The GSMA’s Connecting Living Programme is also a great opportunity for InterDigital to cooperate with the main industry players and to enter into the ecosystem that will drive the 2020 digital transformation.”

InterDigital will contribute by providing its expertise and supporting trials, pilots and commercial launches with its IoT portfolio based on open standards and protocols such as oneM2M™ and OMA LWM2M.

The GSMA NB-IoT forum aims to accelerate the widespread adoption of 3GPP-based NB-IoT technology. The Forum’s members include over 60 industry leaders such as Vodafone, Huawei, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Telefonica, among others, committed to positively contributing to the Forum’s high-level objectives that include facilitating demonstrations and proof of concept trials and promoting collaboration between all NB-IoT industry partners to ensure interoperability of solutions.

Similarly, the GSMA Connected Living Programme is an initiative to help operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the IoT market. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimizing networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT. The GSMA also established the Mobile IoT Initiative to support in the development, growth and adoption of LPWA technology in licensed spectrum.

“In the space of nine months, the GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative has helped to establish market standards for LPWA that will play a fundamental role in securely and cost effectively connecting the billions of new devices making up the IoT,” said Graham Trickey, Head of Connected Living Programme, GSMA. “We look forward to supporting the industry with the numerous pilots and commercial roll-outs that are planned this year.” To learn more about the GSMA Connected Living Programme, please click here and for more on the GSMA NB-IoT Forum, please click here.

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

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