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Selecting Cellular LPWAN Technology for the IoT
For many Internet of Things (IoT) applications, high-throughput standards such as LTE-Advanced, with its throughput of 300Mbps, are overkill, since the amounts of data are relatively small. What’s more, devices and sensors are often deployed in far-flung, remote areas that often lack access to power, making a high-powered router unfeasible. To address this segment’s low-power, low-bandwidth requirements, the 3GPP, the cellular-standards body, is putting forth new “narrowband” standards. LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, and NB-IoT are designed to connect devices and sensors that dribble data and operate at very low power, allowing them to last multiple years on a battery. LTE Cat 1 networks are available in North America, Australia, and Japan, and are an excellent option for IoT devices that require cellular connectivity. With throughput speeds capped at 10 Mbps, this standard is significantly less complex and less power-hungry that Cat 3 or Cat 4 technologies that support throughput of 100 and 150 Mbps. In the fall of 2017, carriers will activate their networks to support LTE-M in North America and NB-IoT in Europe. LTE-M has a maximum speed of about 1 Mbps and NB-IoT caps out at 144 Kbps, making them ideal for low-power, low-data-rate applications. As design engineers push to create the next great IoT solution, it’s not enough to simply connect to the Internet of Things. This session will help you choose the right type of network, the one that best fits the specific demands of your IoT devices and applications. Whether your ultimate decision is based on cost, mobility, battery life, or global reach, the new IoT standards for LTE might be a great fit for your application and merit careful consideration.
--- Date: 27.02.2018 Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Location: Conference Counter NCC Ost