Rick, Stefan Ferber, who is the Director for Communities & Partner Networks in the Internet of Things and Services at Bosch Software Innovations, provides a nice synopsis in his blog following the 2012 IEEE Internet of Things conference in Wuxi, including the "Wuxi National IoT innovation zone" that hosts several research institutes, some 300 companies with 30 bn RMB turnover and more than 70,000 associates.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.