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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

Wireless technology use cases

To provide some context for how the IoT wireless technologies discussed previously can be applied to your enterprise IoT solution, we will discuss the common IoT use cases associated with each technology. Although there is overlap where multiple technologies can be applied to the same IoT use cases, our goal is to present how the technologies are typically used in the IoT market today.


As discussed earlier, Bluetooth is embedded in almost all consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, wearables, speakers, headphones, and televisions. With over 4.7 billion Bluetooth devices shipped in 2021 (Statista 2022, Bluetooth is one of the most widely used wireless technologies deployed globally. Everyone is probably most familiar with Bluetooth speakers and headphones, which are paired with smartphones and televisions, but there is a myriad of use cases...