The “connected everything” protagonists have been promoting web enabled domestic appliances for some years. Two things have been missing: the agreement on common standards for Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and realisable benefits to end-users.
This article considers where the value of M2M and connected things resides, some of the mobile technologies that are relevant, standards and the potential market opportunity.
This article was published in the NetCommWireless M2M Newsletter on the 30th March 2016 and is reproduced on the GSA web site by the permission of the publication.
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