The effects of 4G LTE and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) on Smart Cities have been profound. The potential for connected people, places, and things has enabled cities to provide a deep and vast array of services in many different areas.
An SD-WAN solution that includes LTE-based broadband, cloud management, in-vehicle routers, and dual-modem docks gives on-the-move networks unprecedented stability and intelligence.
Using LTE-compatible routers and cloud management from a central location, companies are vastly increasing how quickly they can deploy networks for new or temporary locations, pilot projects, and semi-mobile applications.
More and more utilities are turning to cloud-managed LTE solutions to more reliably and effectively connect the many devices, applications, people, and locations that power their businesses.
Fog Computing aggregates data at its original source, before it hits the cloud or any other kind of service. It enables intelligence and processing closer to where the data is being created.
While general-purpose input/output (GPIO) functionality traditionally has been included in many devices —including PCs and mobile phones — often they are not assigned a specific purpose and, as a result, may go unused. However, as technology becomes increasingly complex, GPIOs offer a simple solution to a wide range of business needs — and more and more organizations are taking advantage.
Wireless modems and connectivity for enterprise networking have come a long way. A variety of factors, ranging from technological advancements to innovative customer use cases, have transformed cellular modems into a critical component of how a company operates and succeeds.
Before organizations can fully realize the benefits of SDN, it’s important to answer some FAQs. For instance, "What is Software-defined Networking (SDN)?" SDN abstracts and separates the control and data planes of traditional networking to make it more responsive and agile to changing business needs.
Recent strides in intelligent path selection capabilities combined with active-passive configurations have led to a new WAN configuration — an Active-Dynamic WAN configuration. It's a new way to think about and benefit from SD-WAN.