Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 97, Issue 2, pp 1645–1675 | Cite as

A Survey of IoT Key Enabling and Future Technologies: 5G, Mobile IoT, Sematic Web and Applications

  • Sotirios K. Goudos
  • Panagiotis I. Dallas
  • Stella Chatziefthymiou
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the communications paradigm that can provide the potential of ultimate communication. The IoT paradigm describes communication not only human to human (H2H) but also machine to machine (M2M) without the need of human interference. In this paper, we examine, review and present the current IoT technologies starting from the physical layer to the application and data layer. Additionally, we focus on future IoT key enabling technologies like the new fifth generation (5G) networks and Semantic Web. Finally, we present main IoT application domains like smart cities, transportation, logistics, and healthcare.


Internet of Things 5G Semantic Web LTE Smart City 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sotirios K. Goudos
    • 1
  • Panagiotis I. Dallas
    • 2
  • Stella Chatziefthymiou
    • 1
  • Sofoklis Kyriazakos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Wireless Network Systems DivisionINTRACOM Telecom S.A.Peania, AthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of Business Development and TechnologyAarhus UniversityHerningDenmark

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