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Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2016

Published: 19 July 2016

ID: G00307985

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy


This Hype Cycle charts the evolution of emerging standards around connectivity, security, messaging and operating systems for the Internet of Things. Technology leaders must pay attention to these standards, which form the key to designing, developing and deploying a complete IoT solution.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • 802.11ax
    • Li-Fi
    • 5G
    • FIDO
    • 802.11ah
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • oneM2M
  • At the Peak
    • 802.11ad
    • LiteOS
    • Contiki
    • LPWA
    • LoRa
    • Sigfox
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Data Distribution Service
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 802.11ai
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • TinyOS
    • LTE-M
    • NB-IoT
    • OMA Lightweight M2M
    • Wi-SUN
    • MatrixSSL
    • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Climbing the Slope
    • NFC
    • IPv6
    • AMQP
    • Bluetooth 4
    • ZigBee
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SCOTA
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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