How to build IoT Networks?

With the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT); networks will be obliged to manage large numbers of heterogeneous devices. There are many ways to connect devices directly to the 5G systems. Moreover, they can also connect with the help of capillary networks using short range radio to extend the 5G network reach. Different radios should be served in the same IoT platform in order to manage efficiently. Smart technology, when deployed, can increase the value of that particular place, for instance, a smart home, a smart office building, a smart bus and so on. According to Ericsson mobility report, until 2021 we will have 15 billion devices will be connected to the network. Some of the devices will be connected to the cellular network while a large part will be accessing radio technologies.

capillary networks in deployment of IoT

If we want to manage those devices in the similar fashion as that of mobile phones, then we need to use Capillary Gateways. Capillary Gateways acts as a bridge and connects other networks with the 5G system. Capillary Gateways are fixed installations, but a mobile phone can be used to connect to the things nearby. In order to install, configure and manage those devices, the devices need to be automated. By automating the device we mean the system needs to adjust whenever devices are added, lost or moving.

capillary networks in IoT networks

It is concluded that connection to the network plays a vital role in the deployment of IoT. Capillary networks are a smart way to connect the billions of things and devices that need connectivity. In order to optimize the network usage, it automatically manages the connectivity between devices and gateways in the network. This technology supports short-range radio technologies, which are easy to deploy with different topologies, such as star and mesh for example Bluetooth, WiFi and 802.15.4. Moreover, the modern Bluetooth Low Energy mesh technology can be used for capillary connectivity.

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About Author:

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef – one of the founding members of TelXperts – has several years of experience on Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, big data analytics and smart cities verticals. He is a Member of IEEE Communications Society and frequently features as a keynote speaker at various international conferences and workshops. His expertise encompass Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, LTE radio network planning and optimization, Small cells & DAS planning & Optimization, Self-Organizing Networks (SON) and Green cellular networks. Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef’s Biography has been featured on Bristol Who’s Who famous personalities registry for his excellent research work in the field of Telecommunication. His work on the areas of MIMO techniques for wireless networks, Green Cellular Networks and Self-Organizing cellular networks have already found their way into telecommunication standards. He has authored and co-authored numerous international journals and conference papers in the field of LTE/LTE-Advanced wireless networks.

Dr. Yasar holds a Doctorate degree in the field of Telecommunications from University of Leeds, UK. He has participated in various international projects on future wireless networks in collaboration with ZTE Corporation, Texas A&M, Politecnico Di Torino Italy, King’s College London, CTTC Spain and CCSR University of Surrey. In the past, he held various roles at ZTE Corporation, University of Leeds, UK, University of Bedfordshire, UK, Qatar University, QMIC and Texas A&M, Curtin University, Australia.

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