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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(10), 1072;

Future of IoT Networks: A Survey

LG Electronics Inc., Seoul 06772, Korea
School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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Received: 13 September 2017 / Accepted: 10 October 2017 / Published: 16 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Computer Science and Electrical Engineering)
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The introduction of mobile devices has changed our daily lives. They enable users to obtain information even in a nomadic environment and provide information without limitations. A decade after the introduction of this technology, we are now facing the next innovation that will change our daily lives. With the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT), our communication ability will not be restricted to only mobile devices. Rather, it will expand to all things with which we coexist. Many studies have discussed IoT-related services and platforms. However, there are only limited discussions about the IoT network. In this paper, we will thoroughly analyze the technical details about the IoT network. Based on our survey of papers, we will provide insight about the future IoT network and the crucial components that will enable it. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; Internet of Everything; IoT network; future network Internet of Things; Internet of Everything; IoT network; future network

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