School of Advanced Communications Technologies

Full price: £1155
Earlybird price: £1035

Internet of Things – Business & Technologies


IoT is often heralded as the “next big thing” for both operators and associated industries, with predictions frequently quoting that there will be over 50 billion connected devices by 2020.  However in order to cost effectively address the scale of the potential market it is important that there are industry standards established to support all elements of the IoT/M2M ecosystem.

This 2 day training programme will focus on current and future business activities and standards activity in the realm of radio access.  There are already a number of competing technologies that may be suitable for the many and various IoT applications, however they will need to meet the low power/low cost/short and long range requirements of a typical IoT service.  This training will provide an over view of the existing and proposed technologies, from WiFi based radio access to 3GPP Release 13 proposals of NB-LTE and LTE-M.

Amongst other issues that must be considered for IoT deployments are spectrum availability and suitability, and the activities of the regulators in supporting this.  Security for massively deployed IoT/M2M systems is also a concern for the operators and will be reviewed in this programme.

Participants on the IoT Programme will develop or be able to:

  • An understanding of the scope and scale of the IoT market
  • An awareness of the range of technical solutions for connected IoT
  • Develop business solutions for the connected device market
  • Understand the current trends related to the technology and business of IoT
  • Appreciate the performance differences of the various technologies available today
  • Fully understand the evolution of the technology and market
  • Show the differences in technology from several standards bodies and proprietary developers
  • Develop connected device strategies based on market opportunities and technology availability
  • Build the confidence to make decisions on technology implementation and procurement that are commercially viable, minimise risk, and in line with the strategy and goals of the wider organization.

Course Contents:

  • Internet of Things Overview
  • IoT Market Overview
  • IoT Enabling Technologies
  • IoT Standardisation
  • Existing & Proposed Technologies
  • Cellular Networks 2G/3G/4G
  • IEEE – Proposed Technology
  • Propietary – Proposed Technology
  • Spectrum for IoT
  • IoT Security