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Ovum has identified five key areas in the regulation of the Internet of Things (IoT). They can be tackled individually, but a comprehensive approach would be desirable.


  • Regulators all over the world are aware of the importance of M2M services, but only a few have introduced a comprehensive regulatory framework for M2M and IoT.
  • Despite the progress, some areas of regulation affecting M2M and IoT services remain unclear.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides in-depth analysis of regulatory decisions regarding IoT and M2M in six countries.
  • Offers comparisons between countries on key issues in the regulation of IoT and M2M.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key issues to consider in regulating for IoT?
  • Which regulators have so far developed the most comprehensive regulatory approach?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Summary table


  • Background on M2M
  • The implication of M2M for regulators

Country case studies

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • UK


  • Further reading
  • Author

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