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Sprint and T-Mobile – What does this mean for IoT?

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Shifting the Connectivity Landscape

If you’ve tuned into the news in the last year, you have probably heard a little bit about the Sprint/T-Mobile merger. This potential deal has now dragged on for a solid two years! However, over the past month, some critical steps have been taken by federal regulators (FCC) in the recent weeks to push the closing of this merger nearly to the finish line.

There still remain a few obstacles to overcome, including dealing with a variety of lawsuits by states looking to block/modify the deal. In spite of those hurdles, most think that the deal is likely to happen within the next couple of months.

What does this mean for the Internet of Things?

New Competition

This potential deal not only creates another giant in the IoT space, comparable in size to Verizon and AT&T, it also (as part of the agreement with the US government) would introduce a new wireless carrier into the US market. That new carrier is Dish Network. Dish has been holding a fair amount of spectrum (radio waves used to transmit wireless signals) and would now be pushed into using that spectrum to serve the market.

Faster to 5G

The potential of a Sprint/T-Mobile merger would bring together arguably the most robust spectrum offering in the country. The new entity would be able to use that spectrum to quickly deploy a significant 5G network footprint in the United States, while putting pressure on AT&T and Verizon to accelerate their 5G buildout.

While we usually think of 5G networks as being insanely fast and power consuming, the 5G standard actually incorporates lower speed, power-conscious networks like NB-IoT and LTE-M. Businesses need to know that these networks are coming soon, and they should be making network migration plans to move from legacy 2G and 3G networks.

Are you ready for change?

While there is good reason for excitement and anticipation as these new networks become real, the reality of sunsetting cellular networks is something that is stinging many. The truth is 2G and 3G networks were always good enough for most IoT applications. Of course they knew this day would come, but it still doesn’t help many businesses that have invested significant resources on legacy, sunsetting network technologies.

As you plan your network strategy, please reach out to us. Integron has managed some of the most high-profile and successful IoT deployments in the world. We’ve seen a few network sunsets in our 30+ year existence, and we’d love to help you.

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Integron Shortlisted for Achievements in IoT Integration at IoT World Awards

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ROCHESTER, NY – April 8, 2019 – Integron, provider of managed IoT services for life sciences, healthcare, and transportation, announced today that it has been shortlisted for the Achievements in IoT Integration recognition at the 2019 Internet of Things World Awards. The IoT World Awards recognizes the best solutions, companies, and individuals as determined by a panel of 15 independent judges. The winner of this prestigious award will be announced on May 15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“We’re honored to be among the companies shortlisted for Achievements in IoT Integration,” Integron President Bryan Lubel said. “Our deep expertise of IoT deployments within specific verticals, paired with our strong partner ecosystem made this recognition possible. It’s why our clients trust us to manage the complexities of their IoT initiatives.”

The awards are presented as part of Internet of Things World, a leading IoT event that connects thousands of strategists, technologists, developers, and implementers from across the IoT ecosystem. Lubel will be leading an insider workshop at the event, “IoT in Connected Health: Bringing the best technologies to life.” The workshop will bring together leading IoT ecosystem partners to demonstrate emerging technologies in cold chain, clinical trials, and remote patient monitoring.

Integron specializes in developing IoT managed services related to wireless connectivity, software-defined networks (SDN), security, provisioning, device management, and support for enterprise businesses. Founded in 1985, Integron has been at the forefront of developing new technology and recognized the potential for growth in the IoT ecosystem early on.

Integron Recognized With IoT Connectivity Ecosystem Award

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Rochester, NY – October 17, 2018 – Sensors Midwest, the region’s leading event focused on sensors design and industrial IoT announces the IoT Connectivity Ecosystem – Influencer [ICE-I] award winners. Over 90 submissions were received with over two dozen qualified applicants evaluated. The judges then selected winners selected based on the company and their abilities in a particular application or solution. The judges were a prestigious panel of experts within the IoT community.

Integron, a New York-based managed services provider within the IoT space, has been selected as the winner of an ICE-I award within the “Managed Services” category.

As a leader in the industry, they have enabled customers across multiple verticals to transform their current capabilities, improve efficiencies and enabled alternative revenues now and in the future. The company was presented with this award at an event earlier in the month.

“We are honored to be recognized among our peers with this award,” commented Bryan Lubel, president of Integron. “IoT deployments can be very challenging, but we have always strived for excellence within the managed services function. Our strategy is built upon developing strong ecosystem partnerships and joining that with deep expertise within particular verticals. Those two values combined has enabled us to become a true intersection for the IoT space.”

About Integron
Integron is an Internet of Things (IoT) Managed Services company that serves the connected health, telehealth, life sciences and remote patient monitoring sectors of the healthcare industry. Integron manages the complexities of enterprise IoT solutions by offering a comprehensive set of services, technology, and strong vendor relationships across the entire IoT landscape. Our managed IoT services include wireless connectivity, provisioning, mobile device management, support, and security. To learn more, visit

About Questex
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients, and industries that are driving economic growth and business innovation around the world. The company drives business investment, innovation, and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers, and professionals through its over 100 trade shows, conferences, and other business events. Questex is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Philips and Integron Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Digital Health Solutions

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Los Angeles, U.S. – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Integron, a leading provider of managed IoT services for connected health, today announced a collaboration that brings together the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform with Integron’s robust solution deployment services. This joint offering will enable healthcare providers to build and deploy connected health solutions aimed at helping to improve patient outcomes whilst reducing costs.

The addition of Philips’ cloud platform will enable customers of Integron’s connected health offering to access and process data in compliance with US HIPAA requirements for a variety of healthcare applications. Based upon a set of open APIs, HealthSuite simplifies the integration of data from disparate sources – including electronic medical records, diagnostic and imaging equipment, and personal mobile devices. In combination with Integron’s suite of device procurement, management, and deployment services, this provides a comprehensive foundation for the deployment of connected health solutions.

“Our collaboration with Integron is a significant step towards simplifying solution deployment and enabling healthcare providers to leverage the value of data to improve the patient experience whilst reducing costs,” said Dale Wiggins, General Manager Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform at Philips. “Integron is an expert in managed services and this relationship will not only allow us to help our customers get to market more quickly, but also help them reach scale in meaningful ways.”

“As healthcare technologies continue to mature and evolve, the demand for integrated solutions has increased significantly,” said Bryan Lubel, President of Integron. “Working with Philips, we’re able to provide advanced data integration and analysis capabilities, giving our healthcare customers a foundational option from which to build long-term technology strategies.”

The Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform is an open, secure platform of services, capabilities, and tools designed to enable the development of next-generation connected health and wellness innovations. It provides a range of digital tools for application developers and solution providers enabling universal ‘Big Data’ management, predictive analytics, and Artificial Intelligence in support of health management by consumers and care professionals. HealthSuite provides a secure environment that can simplify and accelerate the development of cloud services. It can also save providers the cost of hardware and software, compliance, and staff by providing shared, fully-managed Cloud services and platform.

Integron and Philips will be showcasing their collaboration at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018, September 12-14 in Los Angeles. Visit booth 3136 to learn more.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Groves
Philips Group Press Office
Tel.: +31 631 639 916

Allison McClary-Corbin
Marketing Coordinator, Integron
Tel.: +1 585 426 6200

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 75,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

About Integron
Integron is an Internet of Things (IoT) Managed Services company that serves the connected health, telehealth, life sciences and remote patient monitoring sectors of the healthcare industry. Integron manages the complexities of enterprise IoT solutions by offering a comprehensive set of services, technology, and strong vendor relationships across the entire IoT landscape. Our managed IoT services include wireless connectivity, provisioning, mobile device management, support, and security. To learn more, visit