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The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping communications markets in a gradual but unprecedented way and the explosion of connected objects and devices in the coming years will pose new challenges to both businesses and regulators.


  • Based on the needs of IoT applications and devices, the evolution of communications markets, and the approaches adopted by regulators so far, Ovum has identified five key areas in regulation for IoT.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an overview of the key areas around which regulation for IoT revolves
  • Identifies best practices and trends in regulating for IoT.

Key questions answered

  • Which key areas have to be considered when regulating for IoT?
  • Which countries have taken the most comprehensive approaches so far?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Five distinct areas regulators should focus on in relation to IoT
  • Only a few countries have tackled IoT regulation in a comprehensive way so far
  • Spectrum awards and data protection are likely to need the most international coordination


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