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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 some emerging cellular IoT technologies, with private networks, integrated and multi-profile SIMs, and the SIM-based IoT SAFE standard, which can improve the privacy, security, and performance of your enterprise IoT solution. We then explored the IoT trends of edge computing, AI and ML, and improvements in interoperability, which can increase the performance and value of your IoT solution. We also looked at how an ethical IoT and sustainability apply to enterprise IoT solutions. We then reviewed some new business models to reduce buyer friction with end customers. We concluded this chapter with some recommendations on how to get started and some best practices on your IoT journey.

The enterprise IoT market is strong, and we are still at the very early stages of IoT market growth, especially with new cellular technologies such as LTE LPWA and 5G enabling new and innovative use cases. Implementing an enterprise IoT solution is complex, requiring...