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Report: IoT morphing Internet

While the full fruition of the Internet of Things may be a several years away, smart home and connected devices are already having an impact on the Internet.

Cloud-vendor Akamai Technologies released its third quarter 2014 State of the Internet report this morning, which said, in part, that the Internet of Things (IoT) was starting to change the Internet. The report provides regional and global statistics on connection speeds, 4K readiness, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation efforts based on data that was gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

“One need only look to the sheer number of connected device- and smart home-related announcements that came out of the 2015 International CES to see that consumers are continuing to adopt and expect more from connected technology and services,” said David Belson, editor of the report. “The strong year-over-year growth trends illustrated in this quarter’s report show that the Internet is evolving and expanding to meet the growing demands of our increasingly connected lifestyles.”

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Source: CED Magazine

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