GLF announces dramatic latency improvements for critical IoT

On 15-03-2023
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Global connectivity for critical IoT applications has just taken a major leap forward. Today, the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) revealed the results of a hugely successful Proof of Concept (PoC) which proves the technical feasibility of low latency data roaming.

Connected cars, autonomous driving, remote surgery, smart grids and factories, patient monitoring, augmented reality for vital repairs: these time-critical scenarios require continual connectivity, low latency, and high-bandwidths. Without these roaming conditions, critical IoT applications cannot function across borders in real time, and the results could be disastrous. 

Conducted by four members of the GLF working group, this PoC is a major breakthrough which will enable global connectivity providers to meet those requirements and allow societies to truly unlock the promise of critical IoT applications. All members of the GLF as well as the entire ecosystem are encouraged to join this important initiative and collaborate for an open future.

Lowering Latency Across the Globe 
Four members of the GLF IoT working group – Console Connect, Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, Orange Wholesale International, and Telefónica Global Solutions – collaborated to deliver this groundbreaking PoC. It included three separate studies to verify viable global connectivity between Europe, the USA and Asia. In these regions, packet gateways and local roaming connections between the provider networks were implemented. Artificially generated traffic was used to test mock-ups of connected cars located in the three areas. The results confirmed an impressive improvement in the speed of roaming connectivity with an average latency reduction of 50% in the technical tests. 

The full press release is available here.

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