Comparing Internet of Things and M2M
The terms IoT and M2M are not interchangeable. The two technologies differ in many ways, making it vital to differentiate between them. While they may share the same features, to enable connectivity, they are different in how they go about achieving that goal.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Machine to Machine (M2M)
Where they Differ
The two networks completely differ in their scalability. Since IoT is designed to connect “things”, it’s scaled with greater agility compared to M2M.
M2M networks are traditionally used in small scale projects. It’s not easy to scale and since they lack internet connectivity – integrating into existing systems can be a challenge.