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Trade Group Wants Modernized Wired Media for IoT

As Internet of Things, or IoT, technology grows and influences multiple market segments, policymakers must consider rules that could apply across the board, a new report states. The potential IoT holds for vertical markets, such as health care, transportation, energy, manufacturing and government, has led policymakers to focus on specific sectors, but horizontal policy issues must also be taken into account, according to a report (pdf) by the Telecommunications Industry Association. Those common elements include interoperability, privacy, security, data storage and spectrum and bandwidth – all of which are crucial to IoT's success, the report states.

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