The nationwide network, known as a narrow-band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network, is similar to the 4G mobile networks most Singaporeans are familiar with.
Under the terms of the bill, vendors who supply the U.S. government with IoT devices would have to ensure that their devices are patchable, do not include hard-coded passwords that can’t be changed, and are free of known security vulnerabilities, among other basic requirements.
New IoT audience data will give marketers better visibility into which specific IoT devices consumers use.
Republicans Cory Gardner and Steve Daines and Democrats Mark Warner and Ron Wyden are sponsoring the legislation.
Service unlocks revenue opportunities from interoperable devices and applications to enable an IoT data economy.