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Hype Cycle for IoT Standards and Protocols, 2020

Published: 30 June 2020

ID: G00448213

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 can be used, 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
    • Private 5G
    • UL 2900
    • Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be)
  • At the Peak
    • Project Connected Home over IP
    • Ultrasound
    • OMA SpecWorks LightweightM2M
    • RISC-V
    • Constrained Application Protocol
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Micro-OS (IoT)
    • eSIM
    • NB-IoT
    • Thread
    • Sigfox
    • Dotdot
    • oneM2M
    • Wi-SUN
    • LoRa
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Hardware-Based Security
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • MicroPython
  • Climbing the Slope
    • OPC UA
    • LTE-M
    • IPv6
    • Message Queue Telemetry Transport
    • Data Distribution Service
    • AMQP
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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