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Complementary to the evolving network edge, the traditional hierarchy of backbone, access and enterprise networks is flattening, as echoed by The In
“I cannot think of a better example where interoperability is more important than the Internet of Things. Without interoperability, lights won’t work with the switches, sensors can’t be read by your smartphone, and devices cannot use the networks around them”.
“IoT compounds every security problem ever seen and multiplies every problem of the Internet. Your toaster could be sending out spam.” -Technologist, North America
A small number of major companies may further concentrate their power by absorbing potential threats or new opportunities. The reach and resources of Internet platforms mean that startups will be acquired in their infancy, before they can disrupt the bigger players.
In this future technological “renaissance”, will today’s most widely-used online services and platforms deepen their market position, or face competition and possible displacement by new players, a question raised by
The Internet Society 2017 report- Paths to our Digital Future advocates open and voluntary standards as being the core of the Internet’s success
“The Internet will change from end-to-end to edge-to-edge.”
“Connectivity and ubiquitous coverage are the backbone of an inclusive new digital world and a prerequisite for a successful further innovation of services online.”
“Countries need to enhance their industrial policies and consumer protection frameworks to prepare for IoT … National IoT frameworks will also need to incorporate cultural considerations that will impact IoT development.”