Implementing Cellular IoT Solutions for Digital Transformation: Successfully develop, deploy, and maintain LTE and 5G enterprise IoT systems
A pragmatic handbook on IoT technologies and markets that will guide you in implementing cellular IoT solutions as part of an enterprise’s digital transformation affecting both operational cost savings and new business models.
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- Understand all the critical aspects of a cellular IoT solution with this practical guide
- Identify key enterprise IoT market requirements and IoT business cases
- Develop robust end-to-end cellular IoT solutions with the help of best practices and case studies
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.
What you will learn
- Understand how IoT enables an enterprise’s digital transformation
- Discover the applications of various IoT wireless technologies
- Explore IoT devices, architectures, and real-world use cases
- Dive deep into LTE and 5G cellular technologies and how they enable IoT
- Build a privacy and security framework in an IoT solution
- Select the best components for a cellular IoT enterprise solution
- Overcome challenges in the IoT solution life cycle
- Examine new cellular IoT technologies, trends, and business models
Who this book is for
This book is for IoT technology managers, leaders, C-suite executives, and decision-makers considering or currently developing IoT solutions based on wireless/cellular technologies such as LTE and 5G. You’ll be able to make the most of this book if you understand the importance of IoT connectivity in the context of its applications.
Cover Title Page Copyright and Credit Dedicated Foreword Contributors Table of Contents Preface Part 1: Entering the World of the Internet of Things Chapter 1: Transforming to an IoT Business Understanding IoT technologies Leveraging IoT for digital transformation Monitoring and managing assets and inventory Increasing operational efficiencies and productivity Creating smart factories New business opportunities Improving the customer experience Understanding IoT markets Transportation Supply chain logistics Industrial and manufacturing Healthcare Energy/utilities Summary Chapter 2: Understanding IoT Devices and Architectures High-level IoT architecture The link layer The network layer The transport layer The application layer The data format The cellular IoT network architecture The UE eNodeB EPC An overview of IoT device types and use cases Serial modems Routers Gateways Remote monitoring devices Asset trackers Best practices Leveraging off-the-shelf technology components Leveraging established IoT technology partners Planning on solution life cycle management Slow and steady wins the race Security is paramount Summary Chapter 3: Introducing IoT Wireless Technologies Licensed versus unlicensed technologies Network topologies WWAN and WLAN IoT technologies Bluetooth/BLE Wi-Fi LoRa and LoRaWAN LR-WPAN (IEEE 802.15.4) Technical and cost comparisons Frequency spectrum Range Power consumption Data throughput Module cost Wireless technology use cases Bluetooth/BLE Wi-Fi LoRa LR-WPAN Best practices in deploying IoT wireless technologies 1. Consider the network coverage required 2. Consider the long-term network maintenance/support required 3. Leverage existing network infrastructure Summary Part 2: Deep Dive into Cellular IoT Solutions Chapter 4: Leveraging Cellular IoT Technologies The evolution of cellular technology LTE technologies LTE network LTE radio technology LTE technology ecosystem LTE IoT use cases LTE LPWA design and best practices PSM and eDRX low-power features LTE LPWA best practices LTE LPWA use cases Summary Chapter 5: Validating 5G with IoT Overview of 5G 5G network architecture 5G radio technology 5G frequency spectrum 5G network slicing 5G and IoT 5G NR RedCap 5G use cases Industrial automation (Industry 4.0) Remote surgery Smart vehicles (autonomous vehicles and V2X) VR/AR Best practices in 5G solutions 5G network carriers 5G private networks 5G IoT devices Summary Chapter 6: Reviewing Cellular IoT Devices with Use Cases Cellular IoT device architecture Processing unit Cellular module SIM RF Power unit Sensors Input/output WLAN radios Cellular IoT device types Alarm panel Camera Computer – in vehicle Emergency phone Hotspot Lighting Medical telematics Metering Modem – embedded mPERS POS Remote control device Rugged handheld Sensors Smart home Tracking Vehicle telematics control unit Vehicle OBD II Vending telemetry Wearable Cellular IoT device carrier certifications Edge computing Best practices in cellular IoT devices Buying versus building Carrier certification Device management Summary Chapter 7: Securing the Internet of Things An overview of the IoT security ecosystem IoT security challenges Threats to IoT devices and solutions Proposed IoT security framework Endpoint layer Network layer Application layer Best practices for securing IoT devices IoT device hardware security IoT device software security IoT device OS security IoT device connectivity interface security IoT device network connectivity security IoT device Wi-Fi security Summary Chapter 8: Implementing an IoT Solution with Case Studies Exploring the IoT solution business cases Connected Cooler Smart Label Investigating the IoT device architectures Connected Cooler Smart Label Analyzing the network architectures Connected Cooler Smart Label Lessons learned Piloting the solution Device management Life cycle management Summary Part 3: Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle and Future Trends Chapter 9: Managing the Cellular IoT Solution Life Cycle The challenges of IoT life cycle management IoT devices IoT wireless services IoT platforms The cellular IoT life cycle Designing and planning Provisioning Deployment Monitoring and management Sunset Best practices The designing and planning stage Provisioning Deployment Monitoring and management Summary Chapter 10: Looking at the Road Ahead Emerging cellular IoT technologies Private LTE and 5G CBRS networks iUICC and eUICC SIM technologies IoT SAFE IoT trends and business models Edge computing AI and ML Interoperability of IoT solutions A social and ethical IoT The IoT for sustainability New IoT business models Getting started on your IoT journey Best practices in developing and launching your IoT solution Leveraging the IoT partner ecosystem Focus on interoperability between IoT systems Planning on an 18-24 month launch schedule Summary Index Other Books You May Enjoy
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