IoT & 5G: Wait or Move?

IoT & 5G: Wait or Move?

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Some pundits say we need 5G to make the most of the Internet of Things. Should you advise customers to sit tight? Short answer: No. We are at the dawn of a new era of IoT, and network operators are doing everything possible to launch these projects now — in 4G.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Learn how innovations such as LTE-M and LTE NB-1 in the next year and 5G in the next decade will turbocharge IoT.
  • Find out why overly simplistic net neutrality policies could dampen innovation.
  • Discover the key driver for operators virtualizing their 4G networks — and why it matters.

About the Author

Peter Rysavy is the president of Rysavy Research LLC, a consulting firm that has specialized in wireless technology since 1993. A broadly published expert on the capabilities and evolution of wireless technology, Rysavy has written more than 160 articles, reports, columns and white papers, and has taught more than 40 public wireless courses and webcasts. He has also performed technical evaluations of many wireless technologies including cellular data services, municipal/mesh Wi-Fi networks, Wi-Fi hotspot networks, mobile browser technologies, wireless email system and social networking applications.

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