MONICA, first of its kind
As a first mover, MONICA will demonstrate how it is possible to securely, and with a low probability of interference, operate a very dense cloud of different IoT-enabled devices and networks, simultaneously active in a large crowd.
The devices include IoT wearables (smart wristbands, smart glasses) as well as mobile and fixed devices (mobile phones, airships, video cameras, loudspeakers).
Key to MONICA is the use of open, ETSI and global standards to ensure that devices and applications cause a minimum of interference and that they are interoperable and transferable. The aim is to have at least 10,000 users simultaneously using applications, making MONICA a massive IoT platform demonstration.
Open communications standards for IoT
Today, several market players offer network solutions customised for IoT deployment. These range from the traditional telecommunications operators to independent suppliers of IoT networks. Some are proprietary or closed-standard, non-interoperable solutions, others are based on open-source, global standards.