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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By : Dennis McCain
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Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation

By: Dennis McCain

Overview of this book

Even if you’re an IoT technology manager with a sound understanding of wireless local area network technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you may face many unique challenges when implementing a wireless wide area network (WWAN) IoT solution with cellular technologies with respect to choosing the optimal IoT device, cellular connectivity, and architecture. To help you overcome such roadblocks, this digital transformation book guides you in implementing a robust, end-to-end cellular IoT solution using best practices for all aspects of managing the IoT solution. Starting with an introduction to the top IoT markets and solutions in the context of an enterprise’s digital transformation, this book will show you how this leads to cost savings and new business models. You’ll grasp all you need to know about the IoT system components, life cycle, and best practices for implementing an IoT solution. While the book explains all the leading IoT wireless technologies, the focus is on LTE and 5G cellular technologies. With a review of real-world cellular IoT solution case studies and future IoT trends, you'll be ready to work with wireless IoT technologies, devices, and architectures. By the end of this book, you'll be able to identify the best wireless technologies for your IoT use cases and successfully implement cellular IoT solutions addressing key issues in the solution life cycle.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1: Entering the World of the Internet of Things
Part 2: Deep Dive into Cellular IoT Solutions
Part 3: Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle and Future Trends


In this chapter, we presented two real-world enterprise IoT solution case studies: the Connected Cooler and Smart Label solutions. We presented the business cases, high-level requirements, device architectures, and network architectures for each solution and highlighted the architectural decisions driven by the cost, power, security, and global coverage requirements for each solution. These architectural trade-offs should provide a good framework for the development of any enterprise IoT solution. We concluded by reviewing the lessons learned from these IoT solutions, which centered around piloting/testing, device management, and solution life cycle management. Our review of these two case studies should provide insight and guardrails for a more robust enterprise IoT solution.

In the remaining two chapters, we will cover the cellular IoT solution life cycle and explore some of the new IoT technologies, trends, and business models that could be incorporated into your enterprise...