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Silver Spring Networks Introduces International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things

December 9, 2015

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Silver Spring Networks recently announced Starfish, an international wireless IPv6 network service for the Internet of Things. Building on the company's footprint of 22 million connected devices for IoT networks on five continents, Starfish is designed to enable commercial enterprises, cities, utilities, and developers to access a reliable, secure, and scalable IoT network service with service level agreements (SLAs) that meet their needs. Starfish will first be available in the North American cities of Chicago, San Antonio, and San Jose; the European cities of Bristol, Copenhagen, and Glasgow; and in Calcutta, India. Silver Spring intends to expand Starfish's IoT service coverage across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand throughout 2016 and beyond.

According to the company, Starfish builds on the open IEEE 802.15.4g wireless interoperability standard (Wi-SUN) and raises the bar on what should be expected from an IoT network by delivering up to 1.2 Mbps in speed, 10 millisecond latency, up to 50 miles in point-to-point range, nearly limitless mesh range, multiple network transports, and industrial-grade security, reliability, and scalability. Starfish is also designed to provide device and application management and control functions, an IoT-scale data platform, and access to one of the industry's largest open partner ecosystems.

Silver Spring notes that while many other IoT network offerings suffer from extremely limited bandwidth, are based on proprietary technology, face severe reliability and scalability challenges, and offer virtually no modern security, Starfish combines a globally proven Internet of Things networking platform with full SLAs and brings industrial-grade security to every device. As part of Starfish's larger set of tiered service offerings, Silver Spring also introduced the Haiku service plan, which will deliver 5000 messages x 16 bytes per month for free; the service is designed for users with smaller data needs who wish to access a proven IoT service.

"We are proud to work with an innovative company like Silver Spring Networks on a project to deploy a citywide Internet of Things network across our city," said Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, California. "This type of secured network will help us further our Smart City goals by connecting the next generation of critical infrastructure, power modern smart city services, and establishing a platform for future IoT innovations, business investment, and entrepreneurship."

The initial international rollout of Starfish includes collaborations with the Bristol is Open (BIO) smart city program, CESC in Calcutta, the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and a demonstration partnership with the City of San Jose; as well as additional planned Starfish availability in the City of San Antonio, the City of Copenhagen, and the City of Glasgow. Silver Spring intends to rapidly expand the availability of Starfish to additional geographies and cities in 2016 and beyond.


Source: Silver Spring Networks


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