What is the uptake of IoT services today?

Two years ago Mischa Dohler made the comment at the Johannesberg Summit 2013 that the uptake of IoT services is still slow and lot of “design” has still to be made to reach the 50 billion devices that possibly could communicate. Since then, there has been a lot of buzz, we see plenty of sensors out there, but “things still take time” when it comes to making a major impact, at least on or close to the consumer market. One key reason is of course that the physical world out there is full of legacy equipment that does not lend itself to be controlled. In most cases it simply does not pay off to replace, say, the old heating system in our house, with a new one that allows electronic control. Next time we buy a new one, sure it will have this feature, but in the meanwhile …

Check out what the speaker say on this topic in the live talks at this years summit on May 11-12, on the Summit Website.

Jens Zander

About Jens Zander

Professor Jens Zander is professor in Radio Communication Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been among the few in Swedens Ny Teknik magazine's annual list of influential people in ICT that have been given the epithet “Mobile Guru”. He is one of the leading researchers in mobile communication and is the Scientific director of the industry/academia collaboration center Wireless@KTH. His research group focuses on three main areas – the efficient and scalable use of the radio frequency spectrum, economic aspects of mobile systems and application and energy efficiency in future wireless infrastructures.
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