To date, the buzz about the Internet of Things (IoT) has been more talk than walk. Promises—or warnings, depending on one's point of view—of up to 30 billion devices by 2020 have been floating around for a while, yet hardly any progress has been made towards it.
But that could all be about to change.
From the perspective of mobile network operators (MNOs) and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), the main roadblock had been the lack of IoT standards from 3GPP. While 3GPP has taken baby steps to address the IoT since Release 10 (R10) in 2011, there hasn't been a comprehensive set of specifications—until now!
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