BT Announce Internet of Things Network in Milton Keynes

A UK consortium has announced an open access Internet of Things network in Milton Keynes.

A group of leading technology companies have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. This details plans to build a city wide demonstration network for Machine to Machine communications and the Internet of Things (IoE), based on the weightless communications standard in Milton Keynes.

The 18 month project is intended to demonstrate the ability of a large scale infrastructure to cope with a large number of static and mobile sensors.

Milton Keynes council hope the project will attract technology firms to the city, to use it as a test for new services.

Geoff Snelson, Milton Keynes council director of strategy said: "We want to encourage anybody who has a good idea to come forward.

"We are a very entrepreneurial council, and would rather be leading than following."

Milton Keynes' status as a new and rapidly growing community means it is ideally placed to be associated with more innovative technology projects.

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