There are many solutions available on the market. However, customers don’t usually know what is available and what the benefits are, and this is a barrier to selection.
Selecting the most suitable connectivity technology is one of the critical decisions that customers need to make in their IoT launch strategy, as connectivity is an important component in an end-to-end IoT solution. The main question to ask is how the connected product and the data generated are going to be used, and how they deliver value to the enterprise and its customers.
If we can define both the strategic and financial/budget objectives and risk, the customer can proceed to identifying technology requirements and selecting the most suitable technologies. Every use case has specific needs, which translate into certain technology requirements that determine the choice of the most suitable connectivity technology. There are 3 major parts that customers must check and analyze for their requirements:
- Energy efficiency
- Data rate & Data delivery frequency
- IoT Protocol (MQTT/HTTP)
- Security/Bidirectional communication
- Monitoring & Reporting