Use Cases of Smart Utility Applications for First Responders

Why Smarter Utilities Could Save Lives: Use Cases for First Responders When disaster strikes, a direct line of communication between first responders is crucial for saving lives, assessing damage and providing routes for safe travel during evacuations and post-crisis returns. Cellular broadband innovations across the First Responder Network have made it possible to broadcast emergency alerts […]

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Improving Uplink Speeds in Gigabit LTE Modules

Raising the Bar on Uplink in Gigabit LTE Modules Using Interband Carrier Aggregation Modern Gigabit LTE networks are judged by their peak downlink speeds, but what about peak uplink speeds? They are becoming essential in enabling new use cases for 4G LTE networks. These use cases include:   SD-WAN and enterprise branch office networking: co-worker […]

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What Is Gigabit-Class LTE? How 4G Tech Helps Fill the Gap before 5G

Gigabit LTE: A 4G Solution for Affordable, Widely Available Ultrahigh-Speed Broadband While 5G receives much attention these days, Gigabit LTE represents its lesser-known precursor — an evolution of 4G LTE that can provide dependable mobile broadband access at speeds that even surpass those of wired broadband connections. With carriers rolling out 5G at break-neck speed, […]

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Top 5 Myths of Private LTE Debunked

Dispelling the Top Five Myths of Private LTE New devices, new standards and new use cases are all driving the need for seamless, scalable wireless solutions. Traditional mobile network services cannot always be configured to meet performance, latency and firewalling requirements by enterprises. Private LTE is stepping in to fill the gap.   In the […]

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How Socket Modems Change the IoT Device Development Cycle

How to Take Your Connected Device Design from Idea to Prototype with IoT Modems As the world embraces the revolution of simplicity and efficiency revolving around the Internet of Things (IoT), electronics distributors around the world are working hard to provide technology that works smarter, harder and faster.   With more IoT solutions using 4G […]

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How LTE IoT Opens a New Frontier for Ultralow-Power Devices

LTE IoT Will Make Low-Power IoT Devices More Efficient Than Ever Depending on where and how they will be used, IoT devices have radically different needs. Surveillance equipment might require an uninterrupted, high-speed data connection to enable transmission of live video feeds with minimal latency. At the other end of the spectrum, smart utility meters […]

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OMA Lightweight M2M: Heavyweight IoT Capabilities for 5G Networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) — devices and sensors that communicate with networks and each other — is poised to explode in the coming decade. Little more than an interesting concept just a few short years ago, the vision is now a reality, and the rapidly increasing availability of connected devices has made IoT device […]

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The Backbone of 5G Networks: A Guide to Small Cell Technology

What Is Small Cell Technology? Major telecommunications providers in the United States are set to make heavy use of small cell technology to roll out 5G coverage throughout the country, but what exactly does this mean?  In short, small cells make use of low-power, short-range wireless transmission systems (or “base stations”) that cover small geographical areas […]

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How Cellular LPWA-Based Tracking Can Ensure an Unbroken Cold Chain

How Cellular LPWA-Based Tracking Can Ensure an Unbroken Cold Chain Shipping, packing and distributing perishable, temperature-sensitive items, including medicine, fresh food and chemicals, have undergone a revolution with the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT-enabled devices within trucks, crates, packages and warehouse facilities ensure the temperature of vital goods is moderated throughout a cold chain while […]

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4 Steps to Getting First Responder Network Certification for a New Device

How to Get Your First Responder Network Device Approved Before your first responder device can be on the network, it must be vetted and certified by the First Responder Network Authority Device Team.    The First Responder Network’s Director of Devices Joe Martinet states, “To ensure the needs of public safety are met, the First […]

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