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Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2017

Published: 18 July 2017

ID: G00314546

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Bill Ray


This Hype Cycle charts the evolution of emerging standards around connectivity, security, messaging and operating systems for the Internet of Things. Technology strategic planners involved in creating IoT solutions must track these standards to ensure project interoperability and longevity.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Li-Fi
    • 5G
    • 802.11ax
    • Bluetooth 5
    • FIDO
  • At the Peak
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • Open Mobile Alliance Lightweight M2M
    • Thread
    • LiteOS
    • Contiki
    • LoRa
    • LPWA
    • NB-IoT
    • oneM2M
    • Data Distribution Service
    • Sigfox
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 802.11ah
    • TinyOS
    • 802.11ad
    • Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA)
    • Wi-SUN
    • 802.11ai
    • MatrixSSL
    • LTE-M
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • IPv6
    • 802.15.4
    • AMQP
    • ZigBee
    • 6LoWPAN
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SCOTA
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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