back to article O2 will be carrying out UK IoT connectivity trials later this year

British telco O2 is the first to publicly confirm that it will be trialling 3GPP-compliant Internet of Things connectivity tech in the UK later this year. Although the telco would not be drawn on specifics, it told The Register it would be trialling "3GPP cellular IoT [Internet of Things] technology" this year. This is a …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dear O2

    You can keep them / it !!!

  2. DJ Smiley

    Good to see we've already all upgraded to smart meters before this comes along

    Good to see we've already all upgraded to smart meters before this comes along,

    Ideally making sure in 5-10 years we need to upgrade again, to use this tech as the old stuff is turned off ;)

  3. Korev Silver badge

    Conclusion?

    The likely conclusion: no signal or too low speeds to be usable...

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Demon Seed

    No thanks.

  5. Mage

    O2 Trials

    Hopefully IoT is found guilty, i.e. that that can't do it profitably.

  6. Dan 55 Silver badge

    That's IoT from O2 owned by Telefonica

    The corporation which brought you open SMB1 ports on the Internet.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can someone, anyone actually tell me a good use case for this network?

    Is this an answer to a question not yet asked?

    1. handleoclast
      Coat

      Can someone, anyone actually tell me a good use case for this network?

      Hooking up fidget spinner telemetry so you can use your smartphone to see how you're performing.

      That's about as sensible as it gets.

      1. Stoneshop Silver badge
        Big Brother

        Re: Can someone, anyone actually tell me a good use case for this network?

        Hooking up fidget spinner telemetry

        "You're fidgeting well over the average for your age group and occupation. An Amazon drone will be delivering your ADHD medication shortly."

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Woot welcome to 2012 - i distinctly remember talking about this in Feb of that year with unnamed people that may or may not work for a such a type of company - the response was... "we only look at things that will make this quarter look good to the city" allegedly

  9. jerehada

    Still not sure where the value is

    What business case? Home flood sensors? The best sales people in the world are mobile network managers.

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