Industrial IoT Feasibility Study: How Mobile IoT is Changing the Industrial Landscape
Industry is embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). Large numbers of connected sensors are now being used to monitor the performance of complex physical machinery in real-time. Analysis of the resulting data can be used to optimise production and perform predictive maintenance, increasing efficiency and generating insights that can be used to develop new processes. As industry players start to realise the benefits of connecting equipment within their production line and to their supply chains, demand for Industrial IoT solutions has soared.
To help industry navigate the maze of wireless connectivity options on offer, this document highlights the suitability of Mobile IoT technologies for use in the Industrial IoT space. As they operate in licensed spectrum and are provided by mobile operators, both NB-IoT and LTE-M provide secure and reliable low power wide area (LPWA) connectivity. The paper includes case studies of how Mobile IoT technologies are being used by industry today, highlighting the benefits of leveraging this versatile and low cost connectivity for industrial applications.