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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

Cellular IoT device carrier certifications

Each licensed network carrier, such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone, and Orange, has requirements for devices operating on their networks. These requirements are tested as part of a carrier device certification program that validates the device behavior and performance in the frequency bands supported by the selected mobile network operator. Typically, once the device is certified with a specific carrier, it can roam globally on foreign networks that have roaming agreements with the specific carrier. When roaming, the device also needs to support the technology and frequency bands in the roaming country. When devices are deployed globally, there are country-specific regulatory certifications that are typically required in addition to the network carrier certification. For devices that are deployed in several countries as part of a global enterprise solution, it is common to have a single network carrier certification when roaming...