Mobile Communication Powers Utilities’ Adoption of the Internet of Things report
Mobile networks and services are in a unique position to support utilities as they embrace IoT. Mobile offers cost and deployment advantages over competing technologies. In particular, public mobile solutions allow utilities to take advantage of licensed radio spectrum, scalable networks, mature standards-based technology, embedded security, and wide ecosystem support. It is already widely used to provide utilities with reliable, accurate and secure data.
This paper analyses how the characteristics of mobile technology offer technical and cost advantages that respond to utilities’ requirements for IoT communication in multiple deployment scenarios. By looking at 18 IoT use cases, it highlights utilities’ adoption and preferences for mobile communication with the objective of sharing compelling use cases and provide suggestions to foster utilities’ digital transformation.