75 billion devices on IoT! that is huge number. But why each of these devices needs a unique IP address. Majority of these devices will be serving some local function and need not have the global reach with a static IP address.
Can some compartmentalization of these devices be done to minimize the traffic load and security threats?
Other than increased bandwidth, what constitutes 5G remains to be seen. But we do know that operators will need to upgrade their networks, as they have for 4G. RAN sharing will be integral to these upgrades, with the strongest MNOs building the necessary infrastructure and leasing selectively as needed. This prospect has been a hot topic recently, especially in Europe, and will begin to take effect in 2014.
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.