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Internet of Things in media and communications: Occasional paper

This paper explores the impacts of the Internet of Things (IoT) across the media and communications environment. It examines the key components of IoT, consumer and industry applications, market and usage trends, key challenges, and the implications for our regulatory environment.

Key highlights:

  • IoT plays an important role in our daily lives and is driving behavioural change in how consumers interact with machines and networks, as well as enabling industry to find new ways to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • Multiple IoT technologies are being deployed across Australia to support the growth in the Australian market, which is transforming industry and consumer experiences.
  • Domestic and international regulatory frameworks are evolving to address new and emerging challenges and risks.
  • The ACMA has a range of activities planned and underway to support the continued deployment and uptake of IoT within Australia.
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