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The Wide Variety of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies for Different Situations

For a very long time, Internet of Things or IoT has been promised to revolutionise the world and solve many of the issues with ARPU and Monetization that many operators are facing. Many of the predictions have yet to come pass but nevertheless, IoT is a promising technology. 

While we are now conditioned to just think about 4G & 5G for everything, IoT is a very wide topic and there are a variety of technologies that help solve some or the other issue.

While NB-IoT and LTE-M are catching on, the majority of Cellular IoT is still based on 2G / GSM.

In addition, Sigfox and LoRaWAN are also quite popular non-cellular IoT technologies. 

Rohde & Schwarz an IoT pocket guide, for important considerations for determining which technology best fits an application, it’s testing challenges, and certification tips. It is available to download and/or order here

The description says: "By 2023, there are estimated to be ~20 billion connected IoT devices. At the present time, there are already billions of devices connected to the Internet by quite, using evolving wireless technologies like Bluetooth, ZigBee, WiFi, or cellular technologies of the 2nd and 3rd generation. Due to the growing demand for connectivity, the IoT industry is developing and deploying multiple new technologies that are optimized for specific needs."

If you have a favourite IoT technology, let us know which one is it and why.

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