Today’s advancements in cellular technology are driven, in large part, by consumer demands for high-speed LTE connectivity. But spectrum is a finite resource. Many carriers have already started re-farming their legacy 2Gand 3G networks to make room for these newer technologies. So what happens to IoT solutions that still rely on 2G and 3G? Recognizing that IoT solutions are only going to grow, carriers have started working on alternative technologies, specifically designed for the speed and bandwidth needs of IoT. The result: new low-power LTE technologies –Category NB1 (NB-IoT) and Category M1 (Cat-M1 or LTE-M) – but how do you know what’s right for your solution?
In this ebook, we’ll walk you through the more technical aspects of the latest technologies available for IoT devices and solutions. With specifications for each of your options, you’ll be able to identify which technologies are best suited for your specific environment. We’ll also provide use case examples to help further identify your ideal technology. With lots to consider – from battery life and module cost to throughput and availability, this ebook will help you navigate all of your options.