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6. Internet of Things (IoT)

For me, the [IoT] opportunity falls into a couple of tangible vertical markets where sensor technology connected to the network, providing services and, most importantly, an outcome, is very powerful.

Two of those examples that are here today [are] public safety and manufacturing. Anybody who turns on a television or opens up a news feed online knows that public safety is a high priority no matter where you are in the world. The opportunity to use this programmable network and to use the sensor technology that the IoT makes available has unleashed the potential to provide really powerful business outcomes, tied to a specific vertical like public safety.

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