Wireless Technologies for IoT in Smart Cities

Laura Garcia, Jose Miguel Jiménez, Miran Taha, Jaime Lloret
2018 Network Protocols and Algorithms  
As cities continue to grow, numerous initiatives for Smart Cities are being conducted. The concept of Smart City encompasses several concepts being governance, economy, management, infrastructure, technology and people. This means that a Smart City can have different communication needs. Wireless technologies such as WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, WiMax, 4G or LTE have presented themselves as solutions to the communication needs of Smart City initiatives. However, as most of them employ unlicensed
more » ... ds, interference and coexistence problems are increasing. In this paper, the wireless technologies available nowadays for IoT in Smart Cities are reviewed. Their characteristics and their adequacy to each domain is considered. The problems derived of over-crowded unlicensed spectrum and coexistence difficulties among each technology are discussed as well. Finally, power consumption concerns are addressed.
doi:10.5296/npa.v10i1.12798 fatcat:etsfjndwmbbe5ja67nt75anrii