Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the telecom sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising Internet of Things (IoT) startups in telecom.
Heat Map: 5 Top IoT Startups In Telecom
Using our StartUs Insights Platform, covering 1.116.000+ startups & emerging companies, we looked at innovation in the field of telecom. For this research, we identified 114 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and technology among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & emerging companies developing IoT solutions in telecom. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 114 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
FiSens – Fiber Optic Sensor Systems
Extreme temperatures hinder certain types of sensors from performing optimally. Fiber optic sensors, designed to withstand high temperatures, have use cases in the telecom industry. Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems use Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology as a filter and dispersion compensator, due to its high precision and adjacent channel interference rejection. These sensor systems are usually lightweight and significantly smaller in size, as well as resistant to electromagnetic interference.
German startup FiSens manufactures FBG sensors for measuring strain, temperature, and pressure. FiSens embeds sensors in the fiber optics, allowing up to 30 sensors in a single fiber. The startup produces FBGs for almost all possible spectral configurations. Additionally, these sensors are immune to electromagnetic interference and are safe in environments that involve radiation or explosions.
IoT Telecom – Sensors For Voice & Data
Telecom companies use IoT to track and trace the different products and services available for customers. Understanding, monitoring, and quickly resolving network issues improve customer retention in the telecom industry. Advancements in IoT solutions also enable the telecom industry to focus on providing its customers with better services.
French startup IoT Telecom produces IoT products and solutions for voice and data in the telecom sector. The startup’s plug-and-play sensors automatically collect and transmit data using long-range (LoRa) technology. IoT Telecom enables individual portals for telecom integrators, installers, and end-users to manage subscriptions and also access the LoRa infrastructure.
GWAGENN – Connected Objects
An emerging communications technology that is gaining in popularity is low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN). This technology enables a significant increase in globally connected devices and offers necessary upgrades for telecommunications. The free radio spectrum, in which LPWAN operates, is an open wavelength for transmitting or receiving data and allows anyone to be a gateway provider. Companies are developing LPWAN solutions to improve overall communication services.
French startup GWAGENN provides solutions for wireless technologies in the telecom industry including fourth-generation (4G) networks, global system for mobile communication (GSM), and WiFi. With the help of transmitters, metric digital elevation models, and orthophotos, the startup enables telecom companies to accurately locate connected devices, for up to 20 meters. This IoT solution takes into account the 3D environment and accordingly optimizes radio frequencies. Moreover, GWAGENN’s solutions are simple and accessible to non-technical personnel as well.
Mica Energies – Smart IoT Dashboards
Telecom companies use data analysis, equipment monitoring, and advanced analytics to help improve overall performance. Smart dashboards enable telecom operators to make informed decisions in a timely manner, help reduce operating costs, and also optimize maintenance costs to drive profitability.
The US-based startup Mica Energies delivers smart IoT dashboards along with wireless and charging solutions using far-field technology. The startup harnesses the radio frequency in the atmosphere to charge IoT devices. The customizable smart dashboards enable telecom operators to manage performance, embed IoT connectivity, and monitor fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks.
Altaneos – Push-To-Talk (PTT) Over IoT
Long-range (LoRa) vibration sensors help the telecom industry implement and run predictive maintenance. Advancements in IoT, related to hardware, further enable telecom operators to optimize network performance and increase profits. Avenues for innovation in wireless PTT integration with IoT creates valuable benefits for the telecom industry.
Belgian startup Altaneos develops customizable sensor-based solutions. The startup supports the telecom sector with the help of 3-axis vibration sensors, embedded with spectral analysis and meshed wireless networks based on Zigbee. The startup’s sensors find applications in multiple industries including advanced manufacturing, and consumer electronics, as well as in medical devices and equipment.
What About The Other 109 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence so you can achieve your goals faster. The 5 IoT startups in telecom showcased above are promising examples out of 114 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.