BEIJING and FREMONT, CA – September 4, 2018, The MulteFire Alliance, an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of mobile cellular technology in unlicensed and shared spectrum, and the Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII), a joint effort of industrial sectors to accelerate the development of industrial Internet, have announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore LTE connectivity for the industrial internet. A signing ceremony took place on September 1 at the 2018 Yangtze River Delta Industrial Internet Summit in Shanghai. Together, the MulteFire Alliance and AII will advance MulteFire™ technology operation in the industrial internet as well as harmonize various aspects of connectivity.
“Wireless technology could be deployed flexibly and reduce wiring costs. Robust wireless connectivity is important to the transformation of the manufacturing industry in China and abroad, and it is a major component for the industrial internet,” said Xiaohui Yu, General Secretary, AII. “We believe that MulteFire is a critical technology for enabling industrial IoT, and we look forward to collaborating with the MulteFire Alliance.”
“The MulteFire Alliance believes that private LTE networks for industrial IoT and enterprise are prime use cases that will benefit from MulteFire technology, and we welcome this collaboration with AII to advance our vision for deploying LTE and next-gen cellular technology in unlicensed and shared spectrum,” said Mazen Chmaytelli, President, MulteFire Alliance and Sr. Director Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Working together, we can help make commercial deployment of MulteFire for industrial IoT use cases in China and around the world a reality.”
The MulteFire Alliance and AII will collaborate on the following:
- Test beds and research and development projects
- Coordinate in promoting the industrial internet industry and standards
- Establish a good understanding of how to deploy cellular technologies in unlicensed and shared spectrum for industrial internet use cases
MulteFire Open Day – Beijing
The MulteFire Open Day, hosted by Huawei, will take place at the Vision Hotel in Beijing from 2-5pm on September 25. This half-day session will feature an update on MulteFire technology development, the market opportunity for MulteFire, and a panel discussion on MulteFire for enterprise and industrial IoT. The Open Day is free to attend; register now at
About the MulteFire Alliance
The MulteFire Alliance is an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use unlicensed or shared radio spectrum. For more information about MulteFire technology, its benefits how to become a member of the MulteFire Alliance, please visit www.multefire.org.
About the Alliance of Industrial Internet
With joint efforts of the industrial sectors, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) led and established the Alliance of Industrial Internet, in order to accelerate the development of industrial Internet; to gather the industrial power at home and abroad; to establish a public platform for collaborated improvement in administration, industry, academy, research and application; to conduct joint researches; and to facilitate application of industrial Internet.
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