M2M and IoT Blog by Larry Bellehumeur

  1. Analyzing the current world of IoT: Part 1 of 2

    I have been in this space for a while. In addition to having a podcast/blog, I get asked a lot about the current state of IoT. It may come from people in the industry looking for insight, people looking to make investments in this space or to learn more about this booming area. I have decided to answer some of...
  2. 5G in the USA

    Many have had great success with 5G, but we still haven't wholly defaulted to 5G- Why is that? In this brief article about 5G, we will explore what it is, who is developing 5G and when it's set to thrive in the USA.    Definition 5G stands for "fifth-generation technology" standard for cellular networks, which mobile phone companies began deploying...
  3. Rural High-speed Cellular Coverage & Infrastructure Planning

    A large crowd gathers, often dressed in a combination of suits and construction worker gear. A giant red ribbon is cut with a ridiculously large pair of scissors. The media is there, and even political rivals are faking smiles and offering handshakes (at least pre-COVID).  Everyone is thinking of the future as they build the next <fill in the blank>...
  4. 5 real-life examples 5G will change life forever

      Ok, we have all heard the hype. 5G is blazing fast, it will allow you to do things that we never thought capable over a cellular network. But, what does that mean to your day to day life?   As a bit of a primer, 5G brings three things to the network that make it different from previous networks...
  5. 5G is here: let the cord cutting begin!

    Hello and thanks for reading.   In many ways, North America is leading the charge on technology.  However, one area that we might have been a little slow is in the use of cellular-based connectivity for the home.  Most of us have a wired Internet connection for all of our kids to play Fortnite and browse YouTube on.   That...
  6. 5G will push cellular gateway sales into the stratosphere

    Having sold cellular gateways for the better part of the last two decades, I have been in a position to see the growth as well as anyone.  The initial products were based on very slow cellular technology, making them ideal for only transferring small bits of data.  As such, they were usually used by those who really needed to connect...
  7. 5G can bridge the Digital Infrastructure gap in the US

    Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum in the US, there is one thing that most people cannot deny ... some states have done much better than others, financially, over the past 30 years.  Now, each side will have their own arguments as to why and how to fix it, perhaps even with a bit of merit, but...
  8. 10 Good Things To Know About 5G

    Date: January 18th, 2017   5G is coming, but few know much about it.  Not to worry, here are 10 things that will help you sound as if you are “in the know.”   It is fast …like really fast. When you hear about cellular network speeds, think of it like your car speedometer.  Just because your car says it...
  9. 5G Infrastructure

    5G cell towers are completely different than previous technologies. They are not only more advanced, but they use much higher and more intense frequencies. (Which is why people are so concerned about the health risks, read more here.)  The millimetre wave frequencies that 5G towers use are able to carry much more significant amounts of data but struggle going through obstacles...
  10. Cities should add IoT solutions now while things are quieter

    The other day, I noticed that the city had shut down 2 out of 3 lanes (in each direction) of a major artery and were paving the roads. With the reduction in traffic caused by the virus, traffic flowed just about at the same speed as usual. It was great to see streets paved in times of low traffic...

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