Nordic Semiconductor and Wirepas join DECT Forum as Full Members

Friday 16 December 2022

Both companies to drive market adoption of new DECT NR+ standard


Bern, December 16, 2022. The DECT Forum, the globally acting association of the DECT wireless technology industry, is delighted to announce that Nordic Semiconductor and Wirepas have become new full members of the DECT Forum.

“Adding these two companies to our membership is a significant step forward in the DECT Forum’s development to supporting the new standard and establishing DECT NR+ as the technology of choice for the fast-growing global Industrial IoT market,” says Andreas Zipp, Chairman of the DECT Forum. The DECT Forum Board has been reinforced with Jussi Numminen from Wirepas and Kristian Saether from Nordic Semiconductor. Other representatives from both companies will be joining the following DECT Forum Working Groups: Marketing, Certification and DECT NR+, with each engaged in achieving this goal.

The DECT Forum has embraced the new NR+ standard that has been developed in close cooperation with ETSI Technical Committee DECT (ETSI TC DECT). The DECT Forum is fully committed to creating awareness for and driving the adoption of DECT NR+ in the market. NR+ was approved at the beginning of this year by the ITU-R as an IMT-2020 5G technology.
Initially, DECT NR+ will be intended for applications such as smart meters, Industry 4.0, building management systems, logistics and smart cities. Use cases for further market verticals such as Enterprise and Professional Audio will follow.

For more information about the unique capabilities and opportunities for use cases of NR+, please visit the dedicated DECT Forum website.

About DECT Forum
DECT is a globally adopted short range wireless technology, with key attributes such as security, reliability, and maturity. The overall mission of the DECT Forum is to support a collaborative environment of the DECT industry and drive programs to develop and improve DECT wireless technology to exceed wireless communications expectations and meet the needs of a technology-shifting world.

About Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Announcement and Nordic Video

About Wirepas
Wirepas Announcement


Direct inquiries, please contact:
DECT Forum
3007 Bern, Switzerland
 +49 176 2535 0007          

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