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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

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Transforming to an IoT Business, provides an introduction to the Internet of Things, the top IoT markets, and why it is important for a business to consider an IoT solution. It introduces the basic technologies and architecture of an IoT solution and what types of “things” are connected and why.

Chapter 2, Understanding IoT Devices and Architectures, provides an introduction to IoT solutions, from the architecture of the IoT device to cloud applications, with descriptions of each component and best practices in designing an enterprise IoT solution.

Chapter 3, Introducing IoT Wireless Technologies, provides an overview of the primary IoT wireless technologies, including both licensed and unlicensed WWAN and WLAN technologies. This chapter provides a comparison of cellular and other wireless technologies deployed on the market with a review of use cases, along with technical and cost trade-offs.

Chapter 4, Leveraging Cellular IoT Technologies, goes into detail on cellular wireless technologies, especially Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies. It provides an overview of LTE wireless technologies, best practices in using these technologies, and the new IoT use cases enabled by these technologies.

Chapter 5, Validating 5G with IoT, goes into detail about the newest cellular technology, 5G, which has unique features enabling new high-bandwidth, low-latency IoT applications. The chapter provides an overview of 5G with use cases and best practices in using 5G technologies in IoT solutions.

Chapter 6, Reviewing Cellular IoT Devices with Use Cases, builds on the high-level overview of common IoT devices and use cases. It provides more detail on cellular IoT device types, use cases, and carrier certifications, including a review of edge computing and machine learning. The chapter concludes with a review of best practices in selecting cellular IoT devices for an enterprise IoT solution.

Chapter 7, Securing the Internet of Things, looks at privacy and security at all levels of the IoT solution architecture, including the device and connectivity – a critical part of any large-scale IoT solution. The chapter provides details on critical privacy and security guidelines and best practices for a robust, secure end-to-end IoT solution.

Chapter 8, Implementing an IoT Solution with Case Studies, crystallizes the review of complete IoT solutions from business case to technical execution. This chapter presents two real-world cellular IoT solution implementations covering the technical decisions for each component of the IoT solution presented in the previous chapters.

Chapter 9, Managing the Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle, presents the full cellular IoT solution life cycle, describing the challenges and best practices at each stage to help ensure the success of an enterprise IoT solution.

Chapter 10, Looking at the Road Ahead, presents some emerging cellular IoT technologies as well as new IoT trends and business models likely to emerge in the next 10 years. The chapter provides insight into and best practices for getting started with designing and implementing an enterprise IoT solution.