Wireless connectivity gives IoT developers the most flexibility in design and implementation of their solutions in several key areas:
Wireless connectivity gives you the flexibility to create mobile solutions without worrying about losing connection. Verizon's 4G LTE network covers over 98% of Americans and now, technologies such as LTE-M and NB-IoT expand connectivity even further to underground and rural environments.
Verizon 4G LTE wireless broadband is capable of downloads speeds between 5 and 12 Mbps (Megabits per second). That's 10x faster than 3G.
The future is 5G Ultra Wideband. With ultra-fast speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G will give you the ability to create solutions with near real-time data processing.
Verizon and your cloud application work hand-in-hand. You can connect your devices to the Verizon network and then leverage our APIs to manage your devices in your cloud application.
By default, wireless connectivity data is encrypted and Verizon has cybersecurity experts dedicated to keeping the network security updated. Other types of connectivity, such as Wi-Fi, are localized, so it relies on the individual network owner to encrypt data and update security protocols. Technologies such as Wi-Fi are also more susceptible to cybercriminals who can more easily create “fake” duplicate Wi-Fi networks.