A standards body is going to do what a standards body does, and that’s write standards…and keep writing standards, and keep pushing standards forward.
It is the very nature, and embedded into the very purpose of standards bodies, like 3GPP, to never keep a standard around for very long. It makes sense, that’s their charter: write standards.
Of course there’s the natural give and take between the contributors, the large players like cellular carriers and what eventually gets adopted. That’s part of the game. But the game is to always move on, change the standard, update the standard, revise the standard. And those changes reflect the changes they anticipate in the needs of wireless customers. It just turns out that most wireless customers are human users, with human needs. So the standards reflect those needs.
There are of course standards being written for devices and machines that require machine connectivity. But those standards must be adopted by the cellular carriers, who, as we’ve talked about before, always seek to maximize revenue and serve the highest paying segments, which are human users. That’s not bad for most users, but most users aren’t who Ingenu cares about.
Ingenu cares about the machines that want connectivity. We exist exclusively to bring connectivity to machines. And so back in 2008, we set out to design a wireless technology, from the ground up, clean slate, that best serves the unique needs of devices and the businesses that use them. We’ve learned a lot over the years, and are proud of the RPMA technology that has served so many loyal customers for years. And that technology is designed to serve devices and their needs for decades with no sunsets. There are no standards bodies with the incessant need to change how our technology works. There is only our absolute dedication to machine exclusive connectivity.
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