The course is designed to provide a high-level insight into the Internet of Things (IoT) based on the work undertaken by the IoT standard development organisations (SDO’s and IoT Industry Forums) e.g., ITU-T Study Group 20, ETSI 3rd Generation Partnership Project 3GPP, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - IEEE, Internet Engineering Task Force - IETF, etc.
The course provides a basic overview of the IoT reference model which consists of the:
1. Application layer: Business and Consumer IoT Use Cases
2. Service and application support layer: IoT Platforms - Middleware, Database, Processing, Aggregation, Network / Device Management, etc.
3. Networks layer: GSM 3G, LTE 4G, CDMA 3G, LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M, Weightless
4. Device Layer: devices, gateways, sensors, actuators, IoT Network, Short-Range Technologies – Wi-Fi, Zigbee, wHART, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, Z-Wave, MiWi. Etc.
Each of the layers is decomposed as far as requirements, capabilities and use cases are concerned.
Management, security and Interconnect generic and specific requirements are covered in the course.