Governments Role in IoT
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Governments Role in IoT

Recently, the commerce department released a ‘green paper’ on the IoT. This paper was majorly drafted to present the view of the department on ways to promote and advance IoT adoption. Commerce identifies the areas of engagement for Internet of Things, and the agency puts forth where all it could to help in the advancement of Internet of Things in the country. One prime area of interest happened to be infrastructure access and availability.

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The Need for More Network Bandwidth and Access 

As per a recent study, the monthly global mobile traffic is supposed to increase to 49 exabytes (1 exabyte equals 1 billion gigabytes) on monthly basis by 2021 which is an increase from 7 exabytes of 2016. Part of this growth could be attributed to the adoption of IoT devices, creating demand for the smarter use of bandwidth as well as the greater overall network capacity in the years to follow.

With a variety of IoT devices making use of wireless technology, the demand of the wireless ecosystem is set to rise. Though there are several promising approaches to addressing this demand, this does not lower the government role in IoT. Conclusively, the federal government will have to offer guidance on how to achieve greater efficiencies from the available airwaves. IoT will also dramatically influence the demand for the IP addresses that underlines the importance of encouraging more and more users to switch from IPv4 to the IPv6 addressing scheme. The introduction of more IoT devices will only accelerate the depletion of the 4.3 billion possible IPv4 addresses. Department has a firm belief that the 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses of the IPv6’s will offer a way out of this increasing address shortage.

Several commentators in the department report also mentioned about the need for the fair deployment of IoT. This was necessary to ensure that the undeserved sections are not kept away from the benefits of deployment. Given the vast potential gain from IoT in the sectors of personal welfare, economic and health, the government and the private sector will have to work together to ensure that everyone is able to benefit from this technology.

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Setting up IoT for Success

In the Commerce Department’s list of panned activities which needs to be addressed these brewing issues include empowering of the local communities to heading towards being smarter cities.

Further, public safety is another area which has gained enough from the Internet of Things. In the end, the department has taken due steps to ensure IoT’s functionality for first responders by way of the First Responder Network Authority’s Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

LTE based wireless broadband network when functional will ensure that the first responders are able to send and receive texts, images, video, voice, location information along with other data in real time so as to increase operational capability and situational awareness in the field.

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