The requirements to IoT Communications infrastructures are diverse and depending on the application. The focus is on :
- power consumption
- latency and/or price
A number of evolving communications technologies are targeting IoT, e.g. LoRa (Long Range), Sigfox, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee and extensions to existing mobile networks GSM, LTE-M and LTE-N (NB-IoT). Today GSM is widespread due to the low power consumption compared to 3G/4G, but LTE-m,n will offer better link budget and lower power consumption compared to standard LTE. Currently, there is a lot of research in next-generation (5G) mobile network and how to deal with a huge number of devices connected to the IoT in the future.
Topic chair: Assoc.Prof. Michael S. Berger