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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


We started our discussion by reviewing the high-level IoT architecture and the embedded IoT protocol stack technologies, leading us to a review of the LTE network architecture that supports IoT devices. We then covered an overview of the common IoT devices with the associated use cases and concluded with a discussion of best practices when deploying your enterprise IoT solution. Overall, this chapter should provide the reader with a good understanding of the high-level IoT protocol stack, the LTE network architecture, and common IoT device types.

In the following chapters, we will introduce the most common IoT WLAN and WWAN technologies and provide a more detailed description of LTE and LTE LPWA technologies in the context of enterprise IoT solutions. Beginning with Chapter 5, Validating 5G with IoT, we will explore how to specifically leverage the latest 5G technology in the context of IoT and provide more insight into LTE/5G IoT solution devices, architectures,...