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Key Considerations in Selecting a Wireless Communications Technology for Your IoT Project

Published: 31 May 2016

ID: G00298899

Analyst(s): Mark Hung, Nick Jones , Tim Zimmerman


Wireless communications is a strategic technology component of all IoT projects. Infrastructure and operations leaders must understand how to select the best option among myriad choices to address the specific business needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Consider Eight Key Parameters When Selecting IoT Wireless Technologies
  • Filter the Wireless Technologies Based on Availability and Applicability
    • Technologies to Watch
    • PANs
    • LANs
    • WANs
  • Putting Everything Together: Select the Best Fit for the IoT Project

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