Three of the best: Internet of Things

By on 24 Dec 2015

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Part of our ‘Three of the best’ series, highlighting our most popular posts from 2015 on themes important to our community.

The Internet of Things (IoT) was a hot topic in media around the world in 2015 with some reports predicting there will be 100 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet by 2020. This influx of devices, coupled with the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, has been a talking point for those in the Internet number community.

Here are three of the most popular posts on the Internet of Things:

  1. The Internet of stupid things – Some of the ‘things’ that are connected to the Internet are stupid and toxic. Geoff Huston asks, “What are we going to do about it?”
  2. 5 challenges of the Internet of Things – Five of the major challenges that the Internet of Things face, as identified by the Internet Society in a recent whitepaper.
  3. When IoT meets IPv6 – Jessica Shen examines how IPv6 could be applied, when it comes to the network layer for Internet of Things applications.

What challenges and opportunities do you forecast for the IoT in 2016?

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