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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

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