Ofcom sets out plans to support the Internet of Things


Ofcom is today  to ensure the UK plays a leading role in developing the Internet of Things.  Working with industry and Government, Ofcom wants to create a regulatory environment which fosters investment and innovation in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), which is likely to see billions of smart gadgets and devices wirelessly connected to the internet and each other.  The IoT’s services span industries from agriculture and energy to transport, healthcare and much more, with the potential for significant benefits to citizens and consumers.  Applications range from wirelessly connected sensors used for , where fertilizer and water are automatically distributed across a farm to increase efficiency, to systems and  , which match power generated to consumers’ electricity needs. Click on the links above to learn more about these applications.  There are already over 40 million devices connected via the IoT in the UK alone. This is forecast to grow more than eight-fold by 2022, with hundreds of millions of devices carrying out more than a billion daily data transactions. Here to read more.

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