Full Spectrum Changes Name to Ondas Networks
Thursday, August 09, 2018 | Comments

Full Spectrum announced its corporate name change to Ondas Networks. The new name, Ondas, reflects the company’s expanded mandate to become a worldwide leader in industrial internet connectivity for mission-critical internet of things (IoT) applications and critical infrastructure providers in multiple sectors including electric, gas and water utilities, oil and gas, government and transportation.

During the past two years, Ondas worked closely with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and leading U.S. electric utilities to develop a new mission-critical wireless industrial internet standard. Published in 2017, the new worldwide standard, IEEE 802.16s, is based on the company’s intellectual property, which is also available for licensing.

This standard is relevant to all critical infrastructure providers that operate their businesses across large geographical regions requiring industrial-grade connectivity. The IEEE 802.16s standard enables scalable, future-proof, next-generation communications networks without proprietary technology.

“Our new name, Ondas, reflects our continued dedication to delivering mission-critical IoT solutions for critical infrastructure providers beyond the electric utility market,” said Stewart Kantor, co-founder and CEO of Ondas. “We’ve recently seen a dramatic increase in demand for our standards-based solutions and will continue to invest in our capabilities for supporting the growing mission-critical IoT opportunity to serve customers. We are adding customer service and support talent worldwide as we open new industrial market opportunities in transportation, water, government, and oil and gas, among others, that require the reliable network connectivity we can provide to maintain and improve their operations.”

Kantor said Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Wi-Fi-based data networks aren’t built to handle the unique IoT demands of industrial operators. As Ondas drives the adoption of the IEEE 802.16s standard, a multivendor ecosystem across large, global critical infrastructure end markets will develop.

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