With all this talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), M2M is getting a lot more attention as more and more devices are getting connected. Until now M2M has predominantly been a 2G-focused technology due to relatively low data rates and volumes. Because of this, there’s never been much of a role for a 3G/4G smart signal booster in an M2M deployment. However, things are now changing.
It looks like there is going to be a place for Cel-Fi in the M2M world after all. Current market forecasts tell us that old 2G networks and chips being used for M2M are being migrated heavily towards 3G and even LTE a little further down the road.
Why? Because M2M is now generating more data and video, and consuming more bandwidth than ever before. And when you’re talking about connectivity needs during such life-saving activities as surgeries, super low speed networks simply won’t cut it.
As operators turn off their 2G networks to make way for more bandwidth-hungry sensors and devices, rock-solid performance matters. That means no dropped connections and no dead zones. Which is why M2M is quickly becoming a place where Cel-Fi makes perfect sense.
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By the Cel-Fi Team