To summarize quite briefly, the “Internet of Things” is the idea of any technical device connecting to the internet, absolutely anything. This can not only include smartphones and computers, but GPS or even an airplane. Generally, if it has both an on and off switch than it can be considered a part of the IoT.
Supposedly according to Gartner, there will be over 6.4 billion “Things” will be in use this year, which is a 30 per cent increase compared to last year. Quite astonishing really. With that said, can Australia contribute a large amount to that number? Australia currently is ranked 60th in the world rankings of internet speed. Falling behind even the likes of third world country Romania. Sadly even with NBN it’s doubtful that will be of any help to the Internet of Things. Reception of it is pretty terrible for quite an alarming number of people.