Connecting IoT with IPv6, LoRa and 5G
In the previous section we discussed how we can connect IoT ecosystems to public cloud environments through gateways and edge computing. It’s important to understand that IoT used different protocols to communicate amongst each other and eventually to the cloud. The reason for this is the massive number of devices that must be connected and with that the amount of data that is transferred from these devices to the cloud. The infrastructure must be capable of absorbing this, but it requires different means of communication.
We need connectivity that is able to connect machines with machines and continuously transport real-time, small chunks of data between the devices and cloud environments.
There are several emerging IoT standards, including the following:
- IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN): the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) defined this as an open standard for connecting and communication between low-power...