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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

Best practices in deploying IoT wireless technologies

When selecting the IoT wireless technology for your enterprise IoT solution, whether it is one of the unlicensed technologies discussed earlier or a licensed cellular LPWA technology, there are five best practices to follow.

1. Consider the network coverage required

Coverage and range are critical considerations when selecting a wireless technology. If the solution is indoors only, any of the short-range WLAN technologies could work well with a WAN gateway for data backhaul; however, if the solution requires both indoor and outdoor coverage, an LPWA technology such as LoRa or cellular may be the best choice. The required coverage area will also determine how many WLAN/WPAN access points and WAN gateways are required to support the solution.

2. Consider the long-term network maintenance/support required

Any wireless network, regardless of whether it is licensed or unlicensed, requires long-term maintenance and support...