On 1 February 2017, BEREC will hold an expert Workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Brussels, with live streaming on the BEREC website (www.berec.europa.eu). Dedicated to the topic “Enabling the Internet of Things”, the event will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the regulatory implications and solutions required to ensure a large-scale and sustainable IoT roll-out, in order to deliver significant benefits to citizens and consumers across different industries.
While telecom-specific topics (such as scarce resources and interoperability) will certainly be tackled, the Workshop will also consider broader issues pertaining to innovation and investment, consumer rights and data privacy.
The first session of the Workshop will focus on privacy, network security and consumers’ rights, while the second session will focus on diversity of business models and interoperability. The topic of scarce resources (numbers and frequencies) will be dealt with in session 3, and in session 4 IoT industry use cases relating to energy and transportation will be presented.
Opening remarks will be given by the BEREC Chair 2017 Sebastien Soriano, and Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler, BEREC Chair 2016, will close the workshop.