LTE module can help solve the four problems of Internet of Things

Internet of Things develop, and the gradual improvement of the mobile communication network, allowing telecommunications networking industry has become an important technology. From mobile phones and mobile broadband extending from the M2M module to get the company’s strong emphasis on the promotion, and widely applied to the short-range communications (WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee) are difficult to cover mobile payment, electricity, automotive, security monitoring and other emerging field.

In this context, two dimensions and standard applications article from telecommunications to elaborate future M2M development trends in the networking industry, as well as LTE module will help solve the four problems and challenges faced by networking applications.

2G / 3G modules to the 4G evolution trend has been unstoppable

Internet of Things remote M2M applications to stability, demanding coverage, so in early 2011, when the emerging 3G networks only get better development in some developed countries, M2M module 2G standard as the leading in the world market share reached 80 percent.

Now into 2015, 3G networks mature, 4G network rapid development (134% growth), 2G network traffic utilization and declining proportion of global operators began to close the 2G network, and promote the evolution to 4G M2M module standard to improve spectrum efficiency and reduce management costs.

From the domestic market, after the 4G license issuance, the three operators has launched actively deployed, China Mobile is expected to be completed by the end of 1 million TD-LTE base stations, network-wide coverage of the population could reach 85.4%, China Telecom is expected in this year built 470,000 FDD-LTE base stations, in line with the overall trend of the global market 2G / 3G to 4G standard switch.

From the car to the meter, start networking applications tentacles extend full

In fact, the development of things need long-range, short-range communication common support, this is because the short-range communication technology is difficult to cover the entire vast networking applications system, many ways to apply for a wide area network communications or short-distance transmission + WAN gateway to achieve. In particular vehicle, it requires a lot of running to collect vehicle data, is not limited geographically, and therefore OBD, smart mirrors, intelligent vehicle computer, tachograph, in-car WiFi hotspots often require built-in mobile communication module to achieve the data collection and transmission of information.

From ABI data, the next three years, the tentacles Internet of Things applications will be fully extended, automotive, smart grid, mobile payments, security surveillance, remote monitoring and control of remote M2M modules will become larger shipments five areas.

 industrial applications M2M module shipments changes

2013 –2018 year industrial applications M2M module shipments changes (data from ABI research)

The emergence of 4G modules will accelerate the comprehensive development of long-range applications. For example, the power industry, in 2014 China Power Grid began a tender 4G module, and the percentage is increased gradually. At the same time, as the Internet continues to heat up the car, covering entertainment, navigation, safety and vehicle diagnostics and a series of car Internet service 4G network coverage is growing in popularity.