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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

Introducing IoT Wireless Technologies

In this chapter, we will describe the various IoT wireless technologies, including the primary licensed and unlicensed Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technologies used in enterprise IoT solutions. We will compare the technologies from a technical and cost perspective, as well as listing the pros and cons of each technology to provide a basis for selecting the best technology for specific enterprise IoT solutions. We will conclude with a discussion of best practices in implementing IoT wireless technologies in your IoT solution.

We will cover the following main topics in this chapter:

  • Licensed versus unlicensed technologies
  • Network topologies
  • WWAN and WLAN IoT technologies
  • Technical and cost comparisons
  • Wireless technology use cases
  • Best practices in deploying IoT wireless technologies