Performance Evaluation of MQTT as a Communication Protocol for IoT and Prototyping

  • Yuya Sasaki Graduate School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics,Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Tetsuya Yokotani Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa, Japan
Keywords: IoT, HTTP, MQTT, lightweight protocol, performance evaluation


The hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) has been widely used as a communication protocol for Internet access. However, for Internet of things (IoT) communication, which is expected to grow in the future, HTTP requires a large overhead and cannot provide efficiency. In order to solve this problem, lightweight communication protocols for IoT have been discussed. In this paper, we clarify some problems of HTTP for IoT and propose MQ telemetry transport (MQTT), which is a promising candidate for the IoT protocol, after conducting a performance comparison with HTTP.


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How to Cite
Y. Sasaki and T. Yokotani, “Performance Evaluation of MQTT as a Communication Protocol for IoT and Prototyping”, AITI, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 21-29, Nov. 2018.