Quick guide to IoT Connectivity

Quick guide to IoT Connectivity

Reliable connectivity makes IoT deployments and maintenance easier and lowers costs. However choosing the right technology to fit your specific use case can be tricky. Ideally, everyone prefers the longest range, the deepest penetration, the highest data rates and the lowest power consumption. But no single technology fulfills every need.

To pick the right connectivity option, ask yourself:

  • How much data will flow?
  • Is mobility key?
  • Is your solution mission-critical?
  • Will your device be placed far indoors or deep underground?
  • Are you in need of a battery-efficient solution with a long lifetime?

Telia IoT Connectivity

LTE-M

Probably the closest replacement for both 2G and 3G, but far more flexible than the older technologies. It strikes a good balance between performance and efficiency, providing a well-rounded option for many IoT applications and use cases. With LTE-M, you can both send and receive moderate amounts of data, while still more than 2G and 3G, allowing you to both collect data as well as remotely update devices. Also, LTE-M has great support for mobile use cases, while enabling a long battery life.


Use cases suited for LTE-M.
• Smart Buildings
• Smart Cities
• Asset Tracking
• Wearables
• Retail POS (Point of Sale)
• Maintenance monitoring
• Payment terminals
• Safety and security alarms
• Traffic surveillance cameras

NB-IoT

This is a better option for less data-intense, stationary use cases that require reliable performance under the most difficult circumstances. This technology is the better choice when the focus is on extreme efficiency. NB-IoT was designed for sending small amounts of data, like scheduled sensor readings. The lower data rates are, however, well compensated by its longer range, excellent underground and indoor coverage and ability to provide up to ten years of battery life.


Use cases suited for NB-IoT
• Environmental monitoring
• Agricultural monitoring
• Water Metering
• Gas Metering
• Electricity Metering
• Waste management
• Smart Buildings
• Smoke and fire detectors

4G

4G, also known as LTE, is better suited for high-capacity solutions. This technology enables most of our day-to-day use of smartphones and is the better choice for complex use cases and devices. 4G was designed for handling data-intense use cases, such as video streaming or real-time monitoring that need high-speed uploads and downloads of large amounts of data. While offering full mobility, voice and SMS applications, it may be most useful for cases where battery recharging is not an issue. LTE will co-exist with 5G.


Use cases suited for 4G
• Transport
• Connected Home
• Digital Signage
• Remote health monitoring
• Video security
• Industrial sensors

5G

5G may not serve as the direct replacement for 2G and 3G devices, but new network technologies like ultra-reliable, low-latency communication (URLLC) and enhanced mobile broadbrand (eMBB) will take IoT to new levels. 5G accommodates new use cases requiring next-level performance, security and reliability. It is designed to be able to connect anything and everything, and will offer exceptional opportunities for customized connectivity.

Use cases suited for 5G
• Self driving cars
• Industry 4.0
• Remote surgery
• Remote vehicle control
• Virtual & Augmented reality
• Ultra HD video
• Infotainment in cars

IoT Connect - Flexible data plans and pricing

Pools, per SIM, or customize it all. We offer enterprise solutions that are tailored for your needs or as pre-defined plans that fit your use case.

For more information about pooling your data, download our product sheet.

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Customize

A tailored solutions for more complex solutions. An option where our IoT experts finds an solution that fits your business needs.

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Customize

Customize

A tailored solutions for more complex solutions. An option where our IoT experts finds an solution that fits your business needs.

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Pool your data

Pool the data from your SIMs and share it as you want. Greater flexibility for customers with multiple subscriptions and varied usage per SIM

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Try it out

Our starter kits give you the IoT SIMs, connectivity and management tools you need to get started and test your IoT solution. Choose network access that suits your use case, and order online.

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The old networks are closing, and the new networks are here. This guide will help you get started on your transition into the 5G era, as well as help you make a safe, long-term investment which will enhance your business through the best LPWA network in the Nordics and Baltics.

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Download guide

The old networks are closing, and the new networks are here. This guide will help you get started on your transition into the 5G era, as well as help you make a safe, long-term investment which will enhance your business through the best LPWA network in the Nordics and Baltics.

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LPWA

LPWA

Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT connectivity is delivered by two technologies that make up the 'massive IoT' component of 5G. NB-IoT is optimized for low data connectivity with maximum reach, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. LTE-M offers higher data rates to do things previously only possible with high-performance IoT.

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High Performance

We deliver high-data, low-latency connectivity that suits a broad range of high-performance IoT applications. We do that with enterprise-grade reliability and security.

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