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Machine-to-machine (M2M) Communications by Mischa Dohler, Carles Anton-Haro

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Introduction to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications

C. Antón-Haro1; M. Dohler2    1 Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain2 King's College London (KCL), London, UK and Worldsensing, Barcelona, Spain

Abstract

This introductory chapter, by the editors, highlights fundamental concepts related to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. To this end, the concept and ecosystem of M2M are introduced, with emphasis on connectivity technologies and data flows. Then, the market opportunity is explored where challenges and opportunities are also highlighted. Thereupon, examples of commercial rollouts and deployments, as well as experimentations, are discussed. The standards ecosystem is then explored in great ...

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