The value in machines having wireless communications has long been understood and a large market is predicted for many years. That this has not transpired yet has been because of the difficulty of meeting all the requirements within the constraints of the available radio spectrum.
These constraints changed significantly with the advent of communications technologies specifically developed to serve IoT/M2M.
This report addresses novel communications technologies designed for IoT/M2M. It concentrates on specifics of such communications; and addresses several recent or upcoming standards that are being developed for these purposes.
It is very unlikely that IoT/M2M communications will be based on a single standard. Standards fragmentation that we have today is a reflection of many facets of IoT/M2M nature. In this report, we concentrate only on the most recent and, in our opinion, the most promising technologies to support long-reach IoT/M2M communications.
Particular, the following technologies have been addressed:
- Weightless group
- LTE Cat - M
The report also addresses the related industry, marketplace and applications. The survey of 802.11ah patents is also included.
The report was developed for a wide audience of managerial and technical staff that is working on IoT/M2M communications projects.