By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-30-21

The FCC has approved a notice of inquiry into the future spectrum needs of the Internet of Things. The move was mandated by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

That came in a vote in advance of the FCC’s public meeting Thursday (Sept. 30), so the item was dropped from the agenda.

IoT is likely to be seriously needy if current projections are any indication.

According to infrastructure management company vXchange, there are going to be 41 billion IoT devices by 2027, 70% of cars will be connected by 2023, and every second another 127 devices hook up to the net.  » Read More