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LoWPAN Technologies Redefine Wireless Infrastructure And Operations

How To Pick The Right Low-Power Wireless Personal-Area Networking Technology

July 31, 2018

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Why Read This Report

While 5G and low-power 4G derivatives are often the focus in internet-of-things (IoT) connectivity discussions, most IoT devices — due to fit, form, and function — will transmit over very short distances using one or more low-power wireless personal-area networking (LoWPAN) technologies. Failing to understand the characteristics of the short-range wireless technologies that share space with Wi-Fi can derail your IoT initiatives — and even collapse your wireless infrastructure. This report guides infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals through these LoWPAN technologies to help them develop a better wireless environment and highlights the technologies that support the creation of new IoT applications.

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Table of Contents

  • A Wide Range Of Devices Use LoWPAN Technologies
  • IoT Device Short-Range Connectivity Needs Require Wi-Fi Alternatives
  • Track Eight Key LoWPAN Variants And Their Requirements
  • Recommendations

  • LoWPAN Deployments Require Deeper Skills And Staffing Changes
  • What It Means

  • LoWPAN Drives Wireless Networking Responsibility Outside Of I&O
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