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3.1 IoT Wireless Networks

The third module “IoT Networks” focuses on the functionality and characteristics of IoT wireless networks, the IoT network architecture, and wearable IoT networks. To describe the frequency requirements, the characteristics and requirements of the ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band are introduced. Next, the functionality and characteristics of IoT wireless communication technologies based on WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network), WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network), and LPWAN (Low-Power Wide Area Network) are described. Then further details on WPAN (which include Bluetooth, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and IEEE 802.15.4 technology) and LPWAN (which include LoRa, UNB, Sigfox, and NB-IoT) are provided. In addition, the advantages of IoT and 5G mobile communication networks and the characteristics of mMTC (massive MTC) is covered.

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