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Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2018

Published: 30 August 2018

ID: G00338610

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


This Hype Cycle charts standards around connectivity, security and messaging systems for the Internet of Things. This year sees several new additions that technology product managers creating IoT solutions must track, alongside existing technologies, 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
    • Backscatter Communications
    • Micro OS
    • Li-Fi
    • 5G mMTC
    • 802.11ax
    • Ultrasound
    • OMA SpecWorks LightweightM2M
    • Hardware Security
  • At the Peak
    • RISC-V
    • Constrained Application Protocol
    • 802.11ai
    • Bluetooth 5
    • FIDO Authentication Protocols
    • Secure Processing Unit
    • Advanced Development Boards
    • e-SIM
    • LoRa
    • NB-IoT
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Arduino
    • Data Distribution Service
    • LPWA
    • Sigfox
    • Thread
    • oneM2M
    • 802.11ad
    • DotDot
    • MicroPython
    • Bluetooth Beacons
    • Wi-SUN
    • 802.11ah
    • 802.11p
    • Trusted Environments
    • LTE-M
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • IPv6
    • AMQP
    • 6LoWPAN
  • Entering the Plateau
    • SCOTA
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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