skip to main content
Close Icon

In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. By continuing to use this site and access its features, you are consenting to our use of cookies. To find out more about the way Informa uses cookies please go to our Cookie Policy page.

Global Search Configuration


During 2016, regulatory authorities in many countries have either started the process or taken further steps to adapt their regulatory framework to the IoT. Comprehensive approaches have been developed by the European Commission and by some EU states.


  • A good degree of consistency has been observed in the identification of the key issues related to IoT regulation. The most obvious examples are the allocation of spectrum and numbers/addresses; however, regulators are also mindful of issues such as roaming, data protection, and network security.

Features and Benefits

  • This report highlights the key elements regulators have to consider when regulating for IoT.
  • It highlights the progress and the approaches taken by regulators all over the world.

Key questions answered

  • Which key issues do regulators have to consider when regulating for IoT?
  • What is the current status of IoT regulation in the world?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view


  • Background on M2M
  • The implications of M2M and IoT for regulators

Country case studies

  • The EU's policy for IoT
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • US
  • UK


  • Methodology
  • Author

Recommended Articles


Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team - +44 (0) 207 017 7700

Asia-Pacific team - +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team - +1 646 957 8878

+44 (0) 207 551 9047 - Operational from 09.00 - 17.00 UK time

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Call us at +44 7770704398 or email us at

Contact marketing -

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now