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3 Trends Driving the Future of Wireless IoT Communication

By CIOReview | Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The wireless IoT communication sector is changing at a breakneck pace to keep up with the increasing demand for connected devices in the business landscape.

FREMONT, CA: Connectivity is the key enabler for a successful business. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all communication solution for enterprises with innumerable wireless IoT use cases and applications. Each technology has its strengths regarding range, scalability, cost, and network requirements and is therefore best-suited for different environments and business scenarios. Advanced techniques to ensure reliable wireless connectivity performance will be key to the long-term viability of enterprises’ wireless infrastructure. To help firms better navigate the wireless connectivity landscape, here are some leading wireless IoT communication trends to know. Adopting these trends will prove to be instrumental in devising a flexible, high-performance, and future-proof wireless enterprise network.

• New Wireless Standards

From 5G to Bluetooth 5.0 and standard-based low-power wide-area network protocols, wireless standards that were nascent in 2019 are taking a big leap maturity and adoption in 2020. 5G is omnipresent and is expected to be finalized later in 2020. The release comprises new technologies for ultra-reliable low-latency communication and many enhancements in terms of mobility, power consumption, and spectral efficiency over the present release. However, devices and equipment incorporating the latest features are further down the road.Top IoT Solution Companies

• Increase in Bandwidth Demand

The drastic increase in wireless devices will come with ever-growing bandwidth usage. To keep pace with this demand, the authorities have made an additional licensed wireless spectrum available for telecommunications services. With this, cellular carriers will extend their network outreach to rural areas for nationwide 5G coverage. The license-free sub-GHz bands with more regional segmentations are rapidly catching up, as more wireless protocols use them for long-range, large-scale IoT implementations.

• Spectral Efficiency and Radio Coexistence

Given the mounting strain on the limited radio resource, innovative techniques will be developed and employed to reduce interference among adjacent radio systems functioning in the same license-free frequency band. On-chip solutions at the gateway can handle different technologies' coexistence to better performance and mitigate data loss. A combination of small bandwidth usage, short on-air time, and frequency could enhance network reliability and scalability while not compromising battery life.

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