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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

Emerging cellular IoT technologies

As discussed in Chapter 5, Validating 5G with the IoT, 5G is the next generation cellular technology to follow LTE with the initial 5G carrier deployments being Non-Standalone (NSA) and using the existing LTE core network. As we reviewed in Chapter 5, Validating 5G with the Io, to realize the full benefits of 5G in IoT solutions with low latency, high reliability, and high peak data rates tailored to the IoT application, the 5G carrier deployments need to be migrated to the Standalone (SA) architecture. In parallel with the current 5G network carrier deployments in the licensed 5G spectrum, there are a growing number of both LTE and 5G private network deployments in the Citizen Band Radio Service (CBRS) bands from 3.5 GHz to 3.7 GHz, also known as LTE band 48. Let us now look at private CBRS network deployments in the context of enterprise IoT solutions.

Private LTE and 5G CBRS networks

Prior to 2019, the CBRS spectrum was only accessible to...