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Cellular Internet of Things: from massive deployments to critical 5G applications

Cellular Internet of Things: From Massive Deployments to Critical 5G Applications, Second Edition, gives insights into the recent and rapid work performed by the 3GPP and the Multefire Alliance (MFA) to develop systems for Cellular IoT. Beyond the technologies, readers will learn what the mMTC and cMTC market segments look like, deployment options and expected performance in terms of system capacity, expected battery lifetime, data throughput, access delay time and device cost, regulations for operation in unlicensed frequency bands, and how they impact system design and performance.

This new edition contains updated content on the latest EC-GSM IoT, LTE-M and NB-IoT features in 3GPP Release 15, critical communication, i.e. URLLC, specified in 3GPP Release 15 for both LTE and NR, LTE-M and NB-IoT for unlicensed frequency bands specified in the Multefire Alliance (MFA), and an updated outlook of what the future holds in Industrial IoT and drone communications, amongst other topics.

The main target audience for this book is telecommunications engineers in industry, academic researchers and postgraduate students in wireless communications, as well as analysts will find this book useful.

Key features

  • Describes licensed and unlicensed technologies based on 2G, 4G and 5G technologies and how they have evolved towards the Cellular IoT
  • Presents the Narrowband Internet of Things technology and how GSM, LTE and NR have been designed to provide Cellular Internet of Things services
  • Provides use cases that cover ultra-low complex systems connecting billions of devices (massive MTC, mMTC), critical MTC and cMTC based on Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC) to meet strict latency and reliability requirement
Cellular IoT


Olof Liberg, Researcher at Ericsson Networks

Mårten Sundberg, Researcher at Ericsson Networks

Eric Wang, Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research Radio

Johan Bergman, Researcher at Ericsson Networks

Joachim Sachs, Principal Researcher, Ericsson Research Networks

Gustav Wikström, Research leader, Ericsson Research Networks

Academic Press

Paperback ISBN: 9780081029022

eBook ISBN: 9780081029039

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