Are the Dutch insufficiently prepared for cyber attacks?

Dutch public and private organisations are not sufficiently protected against cyber threats. This is the conclusion of a study performed by the Rathenau Institute and Dialogic. The Netherlands is one of the most ICT-intensive economies in the world, and an attractive target for cyber criminals. The largest threat consists of foreign intelligence agencies …

5G, IoT and the role of the regulator

Invited to speak at the bi-yearly ‘AT Café’ at the Dutch Radiocommunications Agency (AT) in Groningen and Amersfoort, to speak about 5G, IoT and the role of the regulator. Read more here.  

Will long-range wireless IoT in unlicensed bands cause issues?

Long-range, large scale deployments of IoT networks have high impact on the wireless spectrum. The main technologies for LPWA (low-power, wide area) IoT in licensed spectrum are LTE-M1 (LTE Cat MTC), LTE-M2 (NB-IoT) and (future) 5G IoT. In unlicensed spectrum, LoRaWAN (based on spread spectrum) and SIGFOX (ultra narrowband) are the most …

DHToT: storing IoT sensor data in the BitTorrent peer-to-peer network

The Internet of Things promises to connect virtually all devices and make sensor data ubiquitously available. Instead of storing all this data in a central location, you can use a peer-to-peer network to store sensor data. Using a peer-to-peer network has several advantages. First of all, the infrastructure is ‘free’ (although in …

Internet of Things data for policy: why variety is the real challenge

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of traditionally unconnected devices that are now equipped with connectivity in order to provide better or additional services. Typically these devices communicate over the internet, are uniquely identifiable, and interoperate with existing internet services. Smart cars, watches, thermostats and meters are examples …