Today’s cellular network has to satisfy both consumer and industrial demands. In contrast, the consumer market demands the high bandwidth necessary for data hungry communications, whilst the Industrial IoT market is more suited to applications requiring infrequent communications, low power and low bandwidth.
New Category Standards Suit Industrial IoT
Until now, a “one size fits all” cellular infrastructure has dominated, but that is beginning to change with the emergence of new category standards within LTE communications. These new standards tailor themselves to the less demanding features of Industrial IoT products.