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Internet of Things and Sensor Networks

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-34
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine


As we enter the much-awaited year 2020, it is essential to understand the impact that the emerging IoT technologies will have across various industrial sectors and throughout the broader society. According to Gartner, there will be over 20 billion connected devices in 2020, while IDC forecasts expect this number to at least double by the year 2025. This increasingly global and autonomous IoT ecosystem has already demonstrated potential in revolutionizing business operations and consumer products. However, for it to remain successful, we will need to learn how IoT connectivity can help produce valuable outcomes across the two pillars of machine-type communications, massive and critical.