Lux research predicts that 5g technology will become a unified technology that can solve the use of multi band, and satellites will become more cost-effective in response to more Internet of things services. In addition, 6G will appear as an extension of millimeter wave, and its application in remote communication is limited.
In its latest report “innovative remote connection”, the research company points out that the choice of transmission technology is gradually decreasing with the development of long distance, while 4G / 5G cellular, lpwan and satellite are suitable and reliable choices for remote connection.
“The trade-off between 4G cellular, lpwan and satellite has long been known,” said Michael Sullivan, chief analyst and report author “The low bandwidth of lpwan is very suitable for remote device monitoring, while the long distance of satellite makes it suitable for environmental monitoring.”
Remote connection solutions are not only related to the mode of data transmission: the location of data processing is also an important consideration.
Edge computing enables companies to strategically place data processing nodes closer to data sources, thereby reducing latency. When data can be processed locally like edge computing, the traffic that needs to be sent to the remote data center or transferred to the central cloud platform for processing will be reduced. This feature reduces bandwidth and power requirements and allows the deployment of lower cost technologies.
Lux research ranks the different connectivity options that are most suitable for some industries.
Analysts at lux research said telemanufacturing would benefit the most from 5g for predictive maintenance and remote control of robots and machines, but lpwan should be used for energy consumption monitoring.
First, the mining and construction industries can benefit from a range of options: lpwan for on-site equipment monitoring, satellites for on-site inspection, and 5g for automated machine operation.
On the other hand, oil and gas should deploy lpwan for ground equipment monitoring, and deploy satellites for onshore or offshore drilling. Increasingly, the best solution for well and production data analysis is a 5g hybrid that combines distance and low latency.
The supply chain can also benefit from the joint technology approach, using lpwan for warehouse and logistics monitoring, using 5g and satellite for real-time tracking and tracking, and using lpwan satellite hybrid technology for cold chain monitoring solutions. The utility industry can benefit most from lpwan’s wind farm operations and smart meters, as well as satellites for UAV line checking.
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