LTE Will Make the IoT Run

CARL WEINSCHENK | March 1, 2016

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It is interesting to note that LTE is seen as a growing conveyance for Internet of Things (IoT) traffic. In many ways, it isn’t surprising. It’s not perfect -- but it’s the platform at hand.3G and even 2G networks still exist and are fast enough to handle most IoT traffic. However, the move definitely is to LTE. It makes sense. Millions and millions of modules must be built.

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