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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

LTE LPWA use cases

We reviewed many of the IoT LPWA markets and use cases in Chapter 1, Transforming to an IoT Business. So, in this section, we will review both trending and future use cases specific to LTE LPWA, where an IoT sensor device, typically battery-powered, connects directly to an LTE network as opposed to a gateway device with a wired or wireless WAN backhaul. In the context of an enterprise IoT solution, the IoT device normally sends time-series event and sensor data to the enterprise cloud application, which executes an action based on this data (such as predictive maintenance, service calls, meter billing, or remote control of infrastructure) and usually also performs data analytics to identify trends in the data. Some trending LPWA use cases and vertical markets are shown in Figure 4.9, with transportation, supply chain logistics, factory monitoring, and utility metering (water, gas, and electric) being the most common.

Figure 4.9 – Common LPWA use cases

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