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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


The goal of this chapter was to provide a technical overview of unlicensed versus licensed technologies and the most prevalent IoT wireless technologies, as well as the associated use cases as a foundation for your enterprise IoT solution. You should have a good context for the trade-offs between licensed and unlicensed wireless technologies and the best practices in selecting and deploying IoT wireless technologies as part of your enterprise IoT solution. In Chapter 4, Leveraging Cellular IoT Technologies, we will cover the primary cellular WWAN IoT technologies, which are Long Term Evolution (LTE), Category M (LTE Cat M) and Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT). The next chapter on cellular LPWA will provide the context on how cellular LPWA is unique to IoT in specific features and use cases and how it is different from standard LTE and 5G technologies. In the rest of this book, we will focus on cellular LTE and 5G technologies and architectures in the context of enterprise IoT solutions...