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Building the "Internet Of Things"

In the coming years the Internet will move from connecting people to connecting things. In a new report entitled “Machine to Machine (M2M) communication: Connecting billions of devices”, the OECD analyses the impact of this phenomenon. The report

  • finds new sources of growth 
  • identifies significant barriers to the functioning of the market 
  • proposes liberalisation to further open the mobile telecom market, to enable new entrants that may be transport, energy and healthcare companies, not telecom providers 
  • argues to support trade and travel for manufacturers and service providers in providing these services across borders, 
  • argues that removing barriers will result in billions in direct and indirect savings on mobile connectivity, and 
  • additional billions in new revenue from new services.
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