[en] Internet of Things (IoT) devices connectivity is steadily increasing in both heterogeneity and sophistication. However, classical and emerging technology (Wi-Fi, Zigbee, LoRa, etc.) are not able to support well IoT applications, when terrestrial networks are no longer available (e.g., in remote not habitable areas, in the occurrence of calamities). Subsequently, the only way forward is to transmit IoT data over satellite. The integrated satellite-terrestrial networks are emerging as
a promising solution to ensure ubiquitous IoT connectivity, higher throughput and reliability. Being different by design, IoT protocols’ tuning is needed to integrate terrestrial and satellite
segments. In the current paper, we evaluate the performances of CoAP, the well-known lightweight application protocol for IoT in an integrated scenario, taking into account the satellite
link disruption. The key findings of our study, conducted using the OpenSAND simulator, show that decreasing the value of congestion control parameters proposed by the standard ,
mainly ACK_TIMEOUT and ACK_RANDOM_FACTOR, is crucial to achieve lower end-to-end delays and higher packet delivery ratio.