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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


In this chapter, we provided an overview of 5G to include the radio technology, frequency spectrum, and NSA/SA network architectures with network slicing that enable new low-latency, high-bandwidth IoT solutions. This should give you a good understanding of 5G as compared to LTE to select the best technology for your enterprise IoT solution. We then covered the 5G technology roadmap and how LTE and 5G will coexist to enable IoT solutions that should provide a framework for selecting your 5G/LTE network operator. This led to our review of the most common 5G use cases for your enterprise IoT solution to provide insight into potential IoT applications enabled by 5G. We concluded with a review of best practices in selecting 5G in your IoT solution, validating your IoT solution life cycle requirements against the network features supported by your network carrier. Overall, this review should provide the basis for selecting 5G versus LTE and the network operator in your enterprise...