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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

5G use cases

The most common 5G use cases focus on the low-latency (URLLC) and broadband (eMBB) capabilities of 5G. Some of these applications, which could be part of an enterprise IoT solution, are as follows:

  • Industrial automation (Industry 4.0)
  • Remote surgery
  • Smart vehicles (autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-everything (V2X))
  • VR/AR

All these applications require very low network latencies (typically less than 20 ms) to enable seamless human-machine interaction. Let’s review each use case in more detail in the following subsections.

Industrial automation (Industry 4.0)

Wireless 5G URLLC (as opposed to wired network connections) in industrial automation increases the flexibility and mobility of production lines in terms of where robotic machines can be placed on the factory floor and enables safe human-robot interactions previously only possible with a wired network. 5G technology in a smart factory also enables real-time machine monitoring...