DECT Forum, last mile semiconductor, Nordic Semiconductor, and Wirepas, to showcase revolutionary NR+, non-cellular 5G radio standard at Hannover Messe

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Hannover, Germany - February 21, 2024 - DECT Forum, last mile semiconductor, Nordic Semiconductor, and Wirepas, will collectively exhibit at the 5G and Industrial Wireless Arena at Hannover Messe 2024. The focus is to demonstrate live the cutting-edge NR+ 5G standard, a revolutionary non-cellular radio technology designed to meet the demanding requirements of industrial IoT applications within industrial automation, metering, and logistics.

NR+ stands as the first non-cellular radio technology acknowledged as a 5G standard by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Engineered to democratize 5G technology, NR+ empowers enterprises to establish, manage, and own private 5G wireless IoT networks to connect millions of devices at an outstanding low cost of ownership. This groundbreaking standard is set to revolutionize the industrial IoT landscape, making robust and cost-effective private 5G solutions accessible to any company or organization.

“NR+ will democratize 5G and revolutionize the industrial IoT landscape, enabling any company or organization to build a robust and cost-effective private 5G solution that meets the stringent demands of the modern digital era,” says Roel Ottink, Director Business Development at the DECT Forum.

The NR+ radio technology
Tailored for use cases that demand industrial-grade reliability and ultra-low latency, NR+ boasts an end-to-end packet delivery rate exceeding 99.99%. Simultaneously, it is designed to achieve a remarkable one-millisecond latency for device interactions over the radio interface. Kilometers of range and the ability to support dense network topologies make NR+ exceptionally scalable. It can seamlessly facilitate a robust network that can be expanded to accommodate millions of devices without compromising the integrity of communications.”

NR+ can form mesh networks that are inherently self-healing and self-organizing, ensuring uninterrupted service and adaptability. Nodes within the network can dynamically adjust their roles to optimize the network. This flexibility prevents single points of failure and helps manage the complex traffic patterns that emerge in dense IoT environments.

Operating in the globally available and license-exempt 1.9 GHz DECT band, NR+ significantly reduces deployment expenses by obviating the need for frequency planning and operator certification. This feature simplifies the implementation process and accelerates the adoption of NR+ technology across various industries seeking the benefits of 5G connectivity.

Join us at the Hannover Messe
We invite all attendees to join us at Hannover Messe – hall 04, stand H06 (34) – from 22 to 26 April and experience our NR+ demo. Running in the 5G and Industrial Wireless Arena of the tradeshow it showcases Nordic’s Thingy:91 X prototyping platform running with Wirepas 5G Mesh connectivity. The demo will highlight the ultra-reliability, throughput, and range of the NR+ standard, highlighting its potential for industrial IoT applications.

Our experts will be on hand to discuss how NR+ can empower your industrial IoT applications and contribute to a sustainable future.

About DECT Forum
The DECT Forum is the worldwide association of companies and organizations in the DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) wireless industry. Dedicated to the advancement of DECT and related wireless standards, the DECT Forum promotes innovation, interoperability, and the development of future-proof wireless communication solutions. For more information, please visit the DECT Forum website:

About last mile semiconductor
Last mile semiconductor is a semiconductor startup for the breakthrough development of a new non-cellular 5G wireless chipset that enables secure, massive IoT use cases. Motivated by a vision of a future where technology seamlessly integrates into our daily lives, encompassing homes, industries, public spaces, and healthcare, last mile semiconductor strives to optimize resource and energy usage while establishing global digital sovereignty. To transform this vision into reality, the company is actively developing a low-cost and ultra-low-power 5G wireless chipset based on the revolutionary non-cellular private 5G standard NR+. Experience the future of IoT with our new NR+ Chipset – Made in Dresden, Germany and powered by European standard. Bringing Massive IoT to reality worldwide.
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About Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductor is a complete end-to-end wireless connectivity solutions provider, with a world-leading position in Bluetooth Low Energy, and an emerging leader in cellular IoT, NR+, and Wi-Fi wireless technologies, Matter, Thread, Zigbee, and power management. The company’s low power wireless solutions enable millions of IoT devices to connect. Using Nordic’s innovation, its customers and partners across the globe are changing societies and lives for the better by powering smarter, safer, and more sustainable solutions. Nordic’s world-class hardware, software, and development tools are amongst the most advanced in the world, and the company takes pride in delivering a complete developer experience by offering ultra-low power wireless solutions that are easy to implement, with the best possible support.

About Wirepas
Wirepas is a leading IoT company with a mission to democratize enterprise IoT. It aims to make failure-free connectivity accessible to any enterprise of any size. It makes IoT real through its connectivity software enabling massive decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications. Its technology lets any enterprise set up and manage its own network autonomously without operators, separate network infrastructure or subscriptions - at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. Wirepas is also the main contributor to NR+, the first non-cellular 5G standard, purpose-built for massive IoT and using a free global spectrum. It serves customers across the world with offices in Australia, Germany, Finland, France, India, and the United States, in the areas of smart tracking, smart building, smart manufacturing and smart metering. Learn more on

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