Wireless Connectivity for Massive-Scale IoT Deployments
The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking worldwide industrial and commercial sectors by storm. According to the 2019 IoT report by PwC, 93% of surveyed executives believe IoT’s benefits outweigh its risks and 70% reported to have planned or ongoing IoT initiatives in place. IoT refers to vast networks of physical objects that can autonomously communicate information about their current status and surroundings. By uncovering asset, process and workforce insights at unprecedented granularity, IoT empowers businesses of all sizes to pinpoint previously invisible bottlenecks and optimize their operations in numerous ways.
Pervasive wireless connectivity is a major driving force behind the IoT revolution and a fundamental building block in digital architecture. The use of connectivity isn’t simply about getting a message to its destination; it’s about doing so in a scalable, secure and cost-effective fashion. As such, selecting the right technology is paramount to the long-term success of your IoT project, and various factors need to be pondered from the get-go in devising a functional and future-proof wireless infrastructure. Needless to say, this can be an overwhelming endeavor, especially for companies with little or no background in M2M communication technologies.
Regardless of where you currently are in your IoT journey, this e-book aims to help you gain a solid understanding of the current wireless landscape and how different technologies might fit into your digital strategy. It then takes a closer look at Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) – a newer wireless family emerging to address the unique needs of massive-scale industrial and commercial IoT networks. Last but not least, it delves into some of the most important considerations when building a versatile wireless architecture.