‘No wires, no worries’ could represent the typical thoughts of IoT system integrators. Wireless communications are indeed very often the preferred solution for connecting smart devices.
They are available anywhere anytime. Cellular connections rely on standardized technology, can provide for the required technical performance, are easier to roll out (lower installation costs and fast implementation), and are generally also economical (several vendors and operators) and reliable (i.e., proven and secure).
Although technical stability and performance are a prerequisite for IoT connectivity, parameters such as standardization, avoiding a lock-in or having access to a large and stable ecosystem are the factors that play the main role long term.
IoT solutions, such as eHealth or automated transportation, are going to have a direct impact on our everyday lives.
Therefore reliability and control on the telecom part of those solutions is of critical importance. “IoT connections cannot be left to best effort.”
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