The Internet of Things (IoT) has continued to grow at a rapid rate in recent years. With the connectivity of cellular devices, computers, vehicles, buildings, sensors, and more electronics, it’s more important than ever that these devices are able to connect, communicate and meet the needs that users covet.
The wireless connectivity for the IoT will use many network access technologies, including Global System for Mobile (GSM), cellular Long Term Evolution (LTE), 4G and the much anticipated revolutionary 5G to name a few. There are plenty of other wireless protocols and air interfaces available for supporting IoT applications (WiFi,Bluetooth, LoRa, ZigBee, and Z-Wave, to name a few), but it’s clear the landscape is changing and IoT devices will take advantage of the protocals offering the greatest data throughput.
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) provide strong and reliable wireless connectivity in location where connectivity is a problem with standard wireless routers or cellular connectivity, such as: inside multistory buildings, outside industrial settings, and subterranean environments. So, DAS in conjunction with (LTE/4G/5G) based IoT services will continue to grow in coming years.