An opinion piece on the Rethink Internet of Things web site argues that the emergence of the IoT will create a diverse and fragmented ecosystem that will be unwelcome to companies hoping to benefit from a swift progress towards the world of 50 billion connected devices, or those which could build a business around the fully holistic view of a customer, which an integrated IoT could provide.
“Whereas the mobile industry to date has been a reasonably defined group of operators and vendors – even if those from the web and IT world have invaded from time to time – the IoT will involve a huge variety of players including vertical market organisations such as utilities, and makers of devices from cars to ATMs to washing machines,” it says.
The report came in the week that UK communications regulator, Ofcom published an outline of the approach it proposes to take in devising frameworks and industry consultations around the IoT.
“Ofcom’s overall aim is to create a regulatory environment that promotes investment and innovation in the IoT. For now, it will focus on four key areas – spectrum requirements, data privacy, network security and resilience, and network addressing,” RethinkIoT said.
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