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Wireless M-BUS: An attractive M2M technology for 5G-grade home automation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things: IoT Infrastructures - 2nd International Summit,3 IoT 360° 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319470627
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Summit on Internet of Things, IoT 360° 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 27 Oct 201529 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference2nd International Summit on Internet of Things, IoT 360° 2015


The aggressive introduction of new smart devices for households is considered today as one of the most challenging issues in the Internet of Things (IoT) world. According to the wide variety of radio technologies used for communication between smart devices, there is a growing need to answer the question of which communication standard can be used to drive communication in smart homes and intelligent buildings as part of the emerging 5G ecosystem. To this end, we provide in this paper a performance analysis of Wireless M-BUS communication protocol which has recently increased its popularity especially in smart-metering domain in Western Europe. First, the developed WMBUS module in Network Simulator 3 (NS-3) is described. Further, we investigate in detail the obtained simulation results which are compared with the real data from Kamstrup smart metering devices. Especially, the attention is focused on the packet delivery ratio and interference between smart devices. In particular, we demonstrate that our constructed module provides adequate correlation between the results obtained from the simulation and those from real-world measurements.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • 5G-grade, Home automation, IoT, NS-3, Packet delivery estimation, Smart metering, Wireless M-BUS (WM-BUS)

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