Capillary networks – bridging the cellular and IoT worlds

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a new revolutionary era of computing technology that enables a wide variety of devices to interoperate through the existing Internet infrastructure.

Capillary Networks will be a fundamental part of the IoT development, enabling local wireless sensor networks to connect to and efficiently use the capabilities of cellular networks through gateways. As a result, constrained devices equipped with only short-range radio can utilize the cellular network capabilities to gain global connectivity, supported with the security, management and virtualization services of the cellular network.

This paper introduces the Capillary Network Platform and illustrate how this work can be used to enhance the existing IoT networks and tackle their problems.


Oscar Novo, Nicklas Beijar, Mert Ocak, Jimmy Kjällman, Miika Komu, Tero Kauppinen.

Presented 2015-12-16 at IEEE 2nd World Forum on Internet of Things.

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