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Table 2.

Communication technologies in IoMT systems

Network Communication Coverage Peak data rate Frequency Power Protocols
type technology band consumption
RFID 10 cm–200 m Varies with frequency 30 K–2.45 GHz
NFC 20 cm 424 Kbps 13.56 MHz Low
Personal Bluetooth/BLE 10–100 m 2.1 Mbps 2.4–2.5 GHz Low/Very low IEEE 802.15.1
Area Zigbee 10–200 m 250 Kbps 2.4 GHz Low IEEE 802.15.4
Network Wi-Fi 100–300 m 54 Mbps 2.4/5 GHz High IEEE 802.11
(PAN) 6LoWPAN 10–100 m 50 Kbps 2.4 GHz Low IPv6 and IEEE 802.15.4
Ethernet Wired 400 Gbps Very high IEEE 802.3

Area Network (WAN) Cellular network 10–30 km 20 Gbps 600 M–6 GHz 24–60 GHz Very high

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