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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

IoT trends and business models

In this section, we will review some of the top IoT trends based on enterprise IoT solutions deployed in the past 5 years and some interesting new business models enabled by these IoT solutions. Some of the leading IoT trends that will continue to grow over the next 10 years are as follows:

  • Edge computing
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
  • The interoperability of IoT solutions
  • A social and ethical IoT
  • The IoT for sustainability

Let us start with a review of edge computing which we introduced in Chapter 6, Reviewing Cellular IoT Devices with Use Cases.

Edge computing

Edge computing simply moves the IoT data analysis and processing in the enterprise IoT solution from the cloud to computing nodes physically closer to the device. From the perspective of the cellular network, this means moving LTE and 5G network elements closer to the end devices and customer premises to reduce network latency and improve...