As the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) for digital transformation makes the world more “connected” and connectivity more “ubiquitous,” cellular IoT applications are no exception.
We see an increasing number of cellular-connected devices deployed for commercial IoT applications—connected cars in automotive, heavy equipment in construction, in-transit trucks and assets in logistics, mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) in healthcare for remote patient care, and even industrial IoT applications, such as supply chain optimization. The list goes on.
Organizations across industries rely on cellular connectivity to build game-changing intelligent applications for IoT that disrupt the status quo and deliver a higher value-added customer experience.
Some examples of high-value add and disruptive solutions are:
- Dashcams with AI vision and integrated voice-enabled, in-cabin assistant to deliver a personalized and context-driven in-vehicle digital experience
- A connected solution monitors health vitals, predicts patient needs, and provides real-time voice, video, or in-person assistance for the elderly.
- Ground stations located in the faraway fields in rural areas and connected drones allow farmers on-time access to valuable data for precision agriculture use cases.
- Connected solar farms and wind farms to effectively plan, manage and deliver power to commercial and residential customers.
- Even in education—imagine virtual professors/bots roaming campuses enabling access to interactive learning for students anywhere on the campus.
These applications for IoT have one thing in common: connectivity challenges that slow down smart IoT programs.
When connectivity is viewed simply as a means to connect devices, this perspective could lead to many missed opportunities and, in some cases, may impact IoT programs negatively.
Without an intelligent IoT network, businesses building intelligent applications may find themselves dealing with one or many of the following challenges:
- Fragmented connectivity that delivers an inconsistent experience across your customer base
- Tracking and managing IoT device behaviors and costs manually resulting in an unanticipated overhead
- Trying to secure IoT devices without continuous intelligent IoT monitoring in an uncontrolled deployment environment
- Navigating through multiple service levels to help triage and remediate issues without proactive monitoring
An intelligent IoT network recognizes connectivity gaps and acts proactively to resolve them; identifies ineffective connectivity patterns and suggests alternatives to reduce costs; scans network and device behaviors continuously for unusual activity and alerts of potential risks; and provides on-demand tools that can help automatically detect and resolve performance issues with 24/7 global engineering support.
So if you are responsible for building and growing cellular IoT programs and want to learn more about the role intelligence plays in delivering a better IoT connectivity network experience, join us in our October 21st webinar.