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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.