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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


We started our discussion by reviewing the evolution of cellular technology, leading to LTE, which includes the LPWA technologies LTE-M and NB-IoT. Next, we provided an overview of LTE in general to include the network, radio, technology ecosystem, and use cases, which led us to a focused review of LTE LPWA, including the low-power features and best practices in deploying IoT solutions based on LTE LPWA. We concluded with an overview of the LTE LPWA IoT use cases to provide some context for your enterprise IoT solution. Overall, this should give you critical information on how best to design and deploy your IoT solution with LTE technology. In the following six chapters, we will cover the latest 5G technology in the context of IoT and provide more insight into LTE/5G IoT devices, architectures, and security guidelines. We will conclude our review of cellular IoT enterprise solutions with a few real-world case studies, a review of the cellular IoT solution life cycle with some...