I don't think RF will have a future in the IoT market as most of the object are connected to the main power line. I think that the future will be a LON device for each thing and a LON to WiFi router/gateaway to connect the devices to the Internet
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.