Internet of Things

Internet of Things


Internet of Things (IoT) involves connecting devices to the internet across multiple networks. So they can communicate with humans, applications and each other. Markedly, IoT is set to have a huge impact on our daily lives. For instance, reducing traffic congestion, improving care for the elderly, creating smarter homes, and much more.

With this in mind, this four-week course provides a high-level overview of the IoT concepts from a mobile perspective. Specifically, outlining the role IoT can play in enhancing the productivity of industry. As well as exploring the implications that IoT has in terms of policy and regulation.

Course objectives

  • Chiefly, to understand the benefits IoT can bring to citizens, consumers and businesses
  • Also, to learn about the key difference between IoT and traditional telecoms services
  • In addition, to discover the policy and regulatory implications of IoT

Price: £625 per person

20% discount available for GSMA Members when booking ten or more places on a course. We require a minimum of ten participants per company for this group course. Please contact our sales team for more information.

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Session 1:

 What is IoT?
  • A definition of IoT and associated concepts
  • Common elements of IoT:  network connectivity, data, devices and sensors/actuators
  • Mobile IoT: 3GPP standardised technologies
  • Internet of Things (IoT) versus Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
Session 2:

 IoT versus traditional voice and messaging services
  • Outline of the key differences between IoT and traditional voice and messaging services
  • Key drivers for IoT
 Forecasts on the growth of IoT
  • Connections forecasts for IoT
  • Revenue forecasts for IoT
  • Socio-economic benefits of IoT
  • Impact of government policies on IoT
Session 3:

 A high-level technology overview of mobile-enabled IoT
  • The technology of IoT networks
  • IoT value chain and connectivity technologies
  • The impact of the global dimension of IoT
  • IoT and spectrum
Connected vehicles
  • Why connectivity is key to next-generation vehicles
  • Connected car revenue by use case
  • Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology
Session 4:

 Spectrum, 5G and IoT technologies
  • Spectrum for IoT solutions
  • The importance of spectrum harmonisation
  • Comparison of licensed and unlicensed IoT technologies
  • IoT under 5G
  • Benefits of 5G for IoT
Interactive activities 
  • Matching IoT applications to technologies
Session 5:

 Commonly used business models in IoT
  • Revenue sharing
  • Cost savings sharing
  • Product sharing
  • Product as a service
  • Performance as a product
Session 6:

 Case studies
  • Using IoT to monitor farm water levels
  • An IoT home care solution
  • Smart city street lighting
  • IoT-enabled home alarm system
  • Monitoring manufacturing machinery performance
Session 7:

 Policy and regulatory considerations for IoT 
  • Policy levers for enabling growth and innovation
  • Supporting a flexible regulatory approach to IoT
  • Building consumer trust
  • Regulatory issues related to numbering
  • Taxes and duties
  • Switching in the context of IoT
  • Policy considerations related to data localisation

Who should attend this course?

  • Individuals who want to gain a solid understanding of IoT technologies, business models and regulatory issues.
  • Regulatory or legal professionals who have not previously worked on IoT projects, but need to quickly gain a solid understanding of the area.
  • Entry and mid-level engineering staff who understand many of the technical aspects of IoT, but need to gain knowledge of issues related to IoT business models, as well as IoT policy and regulation.

The benefits for you and your organisation

  • Firstly, you will learn the key concepts behind IoT technologies and services.
  • Secondly, gain an understanding of the IoT value chain. As well as commonly used IoT business models
  • Also, gain detailed knowledge of IoT policy and regulation issues. Such as privacy, data localisation, security and numbering
  • Finally, discover new insights into key trends in IoT technologies and services around the world

Course structure and study time

To begin with, the course consists of four sessions as outlined in the course agenda. So you can work at your own pace, you gain access to all of these sessions at the start of the course. Therefore, making it easy to fit your learning around work, family or personal commitments. While each session uses compelling visuals, clear audio commentary and lots of interactive elements to keep you engaged.

Retaining the knowledge

Also, you can revisit topics at any point to refresh your knowledge. In addition, there is a short, multiple choice quiz, after each session, to make sure you’ve retained the knowledge you learned. In order to move on to the next session, you need to pass this quiz.

Live video chats

During the course, there are four live video chat sessions with the course trainer. So you have the opportunity to ask questions about the content. Additionally, you can ask questions on the course forum. As well as using it to exchange knowledge with other students.

How much time you need

Firstly, to finish the course in four weeks, takes two to three hours of study time per week. Although, you have an additional three weeks to complete it. So the course is open to you for a total of seven weeks. However, if you decide to submit a final project, it is likely to take you four to six hours to put it together. Therefore, you can submit the final project at any point during the seven weeks.

Course completion certificates

To qualify for a course completion certificate, you must do the following. To begin with, view all the course sessions and correctly answer all the multiple choice quiz questions. Then, fill out the course survey to give us feedback on your experience.

The final project

So, you do not have to complete a final project to earn a course completion certificate. Although we strongly encourage you to create one. Since putting together a final project gives you an opportunity to reflect on the principles covered. While helping you discover how they could be applied to your own work. Not only that, but if you submit a final project, the course trainer provides you with valuable feedback. And, after all, this could help you in your day-to-day job.

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