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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 5G solutions

In planning to use 5G NR for your enterprise IoT solution, there are a few best practices in selecting 5G connectivity to avoid unexpected issues later in the solution deployment. First, it is important to identify the requirements for latency, data throughput, and device power consumption (battery life) to determine whether 5G versus LTE (or LTE LPWA) connectivity is needed. In either case, the most important consideration is the selection of your 5G/LTE network carrier.

5G network carriers

As mentioned earlier in this chapter, the most important practice is to validate the specific 5G network features required for your IoT solution with your selected network carrier. Each carrier will support slightly different 5G features (for example, mMTC support) and have different schedules for NSA/SA feature deployments and their evolution from NSA to SA. Moreover, every 5G carrier will support different 5G and LTE frequency bands and have different CA...