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Emerging wireless technologies in the Internet of Things: A comparative study

journal contribution
posted on 11.05.2021, 23:47 by Mahmoud El KhodrMahmoud El Khodr, Seyed Shahrestani, Hon Cheung
The Internet of Things (IoT) incorporates multiple long-range, short-range, and personal area wireless networks and technologies into the designs of IoT applications. This enables numerous business opportunities in fields as diverse as e-health, smart cities, smart homes, among many others. This research analyses some of the major evolving and enabling wireless technologies in the IoT. Particularly, it focuses on ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, Bluetooth Low Energy, LoRa, and the different versions of Wi-Fi including the recent IEEE 802.11ah protocol. The studies evaluate the capabilities and behaviours of these technologies regarding various metrics including the data range and rate, network size, RF Channels and Bandwidth, and power consumption. It is concluded that there is a need to develop a multifaceted technology approach to enable interoperable and secure communications in the IoT.

History

Volume

8

Issue

5

Start Page

67

End Page

82

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

0975-3834

ISSN

0975-4679

Publisher

Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Additional Rights

CC BY

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Western Sydney University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Networks