Promoting Innovation and Investment in the IoT

JRC's response to Ofcom's document "Promoting Innovation and Investment in the IoT" highlights that utilities have for over half a century used machine-to-machine communications, but the security, resilience and latency requirements are far more stringent than the newly recognised M2M category. The growth of intelligent utility networks will result in the need for much more M2M communication which will almost certainly require dedicated networks and spectrum if the integrity of the operations of these critical networks is not to be compromised.