LONDON – Several co-founders of Cambridge Silicon Radio, now CSR plc, have combined with others to form Neul Ltd. with the aim of creating a global wireless network business for machine-to-machine communications.
The company's network plan is based on a forthcoming open communications standard and is intended to operate in license-free "white-space spectrum" being made available by the retirement of analog television broadcasting. The communications is intended to only support data, the company says, as befits machines. "We will enable completely new kinds of devices, services and business models. We are creating the Internet of Everything," the company claims on its website.
Neul (Cambridge, England) was founded in 2010 by chief executive James Collier; Glen Collinson, who serves as a director and chairman of an internal strategy committee; Professor William Webb, chief technology officer; Robert Young, vice president of engineering and Neil MacMullen - VP Software Systems.
Collier, Collinson and Young were all co-founders of CSR in 1998 which went public in 2004.
Neul already has senior management staff and a portfolio of proprietary and patented intellectual property, hardware platforms, software protocol stacks and physical network infrastructure will be used to roll out a network of base stations and services.The name Neul derived from the Gaelic word for cloud.
"50 billion connections in 2020"! That's impressive. Well, considering that the MAC address scheme in use hits its limit till 281 trillion (281,474,976,710,656) of ethernet enabled devices, I think we can have more companies building the "internet of things".
I think this will be specially important for the developing countries as the Neul website states. Don't you think?
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