Category: Connectivity

Why Are There So Many Wireless Technologies?

by Andy Slote - Jan 02 2024

Why are there so many wireless technologies? In a word, necessity.

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Amazon Sidewalk

by Andy Slote - Nov 01 2023

Implementers of the Internet of Things have many choices at each level of the technology stack. One of the most significant is connectivity. Analysis of the use case, venue, distance…

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Look to the skies – Satellites for IoT

by Andy Slote - Mar 01 2022

Satellites provide another option for Internet of Things connectivity, contributing significantly to the goal of worldwide coverage. Recently, companies are deploying significant numbers of new satellites for IoT, with many…

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What is “the Edge”?

by Andy Slote - Nov 01 2021

One of the trending topics in the technology world today is the concept of “the Edge,” but does it mean the same thing to everyone? Varying descriptions imply this term…

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5G Fiber Backhaul

by Andy Slote - Aug 01 2021

The architecture of 5G cellular technology enables the rollout of “small cells,” proliferating in locations where the installation of previous generation cellular arrays was not practical. Large numbers of small…

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Will 5G be an Enabler for IoT?

by Andy Slote - Sep 01 2020

By now, you may have heard about the advancements 5G wireless service is promising. Marketed as a significant leap forward in wireless technology, it should be a considerable improvement for…

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LoRaWAN Networks: Public vs. Private

by Andy Slote - Feb 01 2020

You may have heard about LoRaWAN (Long Range Radio Wide Area Network), one of the wireless connectivity technologies for the Internet of Things. LoRaWAN adoption has been increasing and is…

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