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Managing billions of devices in the IoT era: The network technologies that will make it happen

September 10, 2019 / Mark Smith

As one of the key technology trends in the era of digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected take huge strides forward in the coming years, with nearly 50 billion devices/things predicted to be connected to the internet by the year 2020, up from 7 billion in 2008.IoT’s capability in functioning as a network that connects physical entities such as smart machines, wearables, autonomous driving and tech in almost every environment from streetlights to parking and traffic sensors, and a myriad of exciting applications, that will bring a seismic shift to businesses, societies and people everywhere. IoT is already becoming one of the next big battle grounds for many tech giants and major players from a variety of industries.