|I&T Wish||Development of Technical Guidelines and Standards for IoT Network Deployment
(REF : W-0096)
|Matched I&T Solution||
Development of Technical Guidelines and Standards for IoT Network Deployment
|Summary and Challenges||
In the new Smart City era, it is envisaged that a large number of wireless IoT sensors would be deployed for different applications. We will be moving from a network of traditional telecommunications equipment and devices to a ubiquitously networked environment of IoT. Everything in our daily lives, from small gadgets to large apparatus, can potentially be connected to one another to form a network of things.
In a densely-populated city like Hong Kong where IoT sensors of the different IoT networks may be operated at similar frequencies in uncoordinated licence bands, the increasing number of wireless connected devices with long range transmission distance may burden wireless networks and degrade the network performance. For example, two emerging Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies, LoRa and Sigfox, are operating at similar frequencies.
In the IoT space, cyber-security issues must be considered. Meanwhile, there is no standard regulating IoT sensors and devices. Loopholes in cyber-security due to incompliance with global standards may cause critical security issues. Hackers and attackers may easily invade networks, launch DDoS attacks, and steal private information through the IoT sensor networks. Public safety and privacy may be at risk. Global standards and requirements, such as IEEE 1451, should be fulfilled to ensure compatibility and enhance cyber-security.
Apart from avoiding frequency interference, a good deployment strategy should also consider both the outdoor coverage and indoor connectivity of the network. It may also be difficult for service providers to estimate the indoor and outdoor signal coverage of an IoT network with high connection density. However, there are no readily available guidelines for IoT network deployment in the market.
This project calls for the development of technical guidelines and standards for IoT network deployment, with specific requirements as follows:
|Expected Outcome||To develop Technical Guidelines and Standards for IoT Network Deployment|
|Expected Trial Duration||
Expected project duration: 12 months
The project is divided into three (3) phases:1st Project Phase (from commencement to 4th month)
Development of technical guidelines and standards for IoT network deployment that meet the aforesaid requirements
|Propose I&T Solution||Closed|