Title: Machine-to-machine communications energy efficiencies: the implications of different M2M communications specifications

Authors: Sylvester Ajah; Ali Al-Sherbaz; Scott Turner; Phil Picton

Addresses: Department of Computing, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, St Georges Ave, Northampton NN2 6JD, UK ' Department of Computing, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, St Georges Ave, Northampton NN2 6JD, UK ' Department of Computing, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, St Georges Ave, Northampton NN2 6JD, UK ' Department of Computing, School of Science and Technology, University of Northampton, St Georges Ave, Northampton NN2 6JD, UK

Abstract: The energy inefficiency of electronic devices is the major limiting factor for the adoption of these devices in Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT). In order to address this, different emerging M2M communications standardisation organisations have proposed perceived energy efficient protocols. The essence of this paper is to discuss the energy implications of different M2M communication standards on the lifespan of the electronic devices that are to be used for the M2M communications.

Keywords: M2M communications; machine-to-machine communications; energy efficiency; M2M standards; IoT; Internet of Things; SDO; standard development organisations; energy efficient protocols; device lifespan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2015.066752

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2015 Vol.8 No.1, pp.15 - 26

Available online: 02 Jan 2015 *

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