Sony Mobile Backs the Advancement of MulteFire for Industrial IoT and M2M Communications

Sony Mobile joins MulteFire Alliance to drive the development and adoption of MulteFire  

FREMONT, CA – July 18, 2017The MulteFire Alliance, an independent, diverse and international member-driven consortium defining and promoting MulteFire™, today announced that Sony Mobile Communications Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation for Mobile Communications segment has joined the Alliance.

“We value our membership in the MulteFire Alliance as the need for improved connectivity in industrial IoT settings and M2M communications is more important than ever,” said Izumu Kawanishi, the Executive Vice President for Sony Mobile’s Product Business Group.  “We recognize that industry collaboration through member-driven groups like the MulteFire Alliance serve as a driving factor to ensure market interoperability and expedited technology adoption.”

“Sony has joined the Alliance at an opportune time, as we are currently laying the groundwork for the next set of features in the Release 1.1 specification, which includes IoT optimizations,” said Mazen Chmaytelli, president, MulteFire Alliance and senior director, Business Development, Qualcomm. “We look forward to working with the Sony team on specification development and market adoption.”

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MulteFire Alliance is an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use only unlicensed and shared radio spectrum. For more information about MulteFire technology or how to become a member of the MulteFire Alliance, please visit