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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

Reviewing Cellular IoT Devices with Use Cases

In this chapter, we will provide an overview of cellular IoT devices, including a description of the device architecture, device types, use cases, and carrier certifications. We will also cover edge computing, which is an emerging trend in enterprise IoT solutions. As such, we will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Cellular IoT device architecture
  • Cellular IoT device types and use cases
  • Cellular IoT device carrier certifications
  • Edge computing
  • Best practices in cellular IoT devices

In this chapter, you will learn about the components of the IoT device architecture and the various cellular IoT device types, with some information on cellular carrier certifications. We will conclude the chapter with a review of edge computing and some best practices for selecting and using cellular IoT devices in your enterprise IoT solution.