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IoT Wireless Connectivity Bootcamp

IoT wireless connectivity is a complex ecosystem of interconnected devices that can communicate with each other.

IoT connected devices are able to gather, share, and analyze information and take actions accordingly.

Research shows that there were 35 billion smart devices online last year and in the future of IoT this number will rise to 75 billion by 2025. So obviously, the IoT is growing at an enormous rate and so are the use cases, trends and technologies surrounding it.

Technologies that are driving trends in IoT include blockchain, 5G, edge computing and artificial intelligence.

Within this interconnected web of technological advances lies in the business value of IoT applications that include:

  • Smart cities
  • Location trackers
  • Autonomous cars
  • Smart factories
  • Smart wearables
  • Smart homes and buildings

There’s a tendency to think of the Internet of Things (IoT) as one, interconnected technological entity.

But in actuality, the IoT is a much more widely diverse and multifaceted realm. In fact there are several types of IoT wireless technology, including:

  • Bluetooth and BLE
  • Cellular
  • LPWANs
  • WIFI
  • RFID

Tech analysts insist that each IoT realm has its own strengths and weaknesses, best-suited for different IoT use cases.

For example, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) are the new phenomenon in IoT. By providing long-range communication on small, inexpensive batteries that last for years, this family of technologies is purpose-built to support large-scale IoT networks sprawling over vast industrial and commercial campuses.

One particularly big advantage of LPWANs is that they can connect all types of IoT sensors. This helps facilitate numerous applications from asset tracking, environmental monitoring and facility management to occupancy detection and consumables monitoring.

Another IoT realm, cellular, is of course already well-established in the mobile market. Cellular networks offer reliable broadband communication supporting various voice calls and video streaming applications.

On the downside, they impose very high operational costs and power requirements.

IoT Wireless Connectivity Bootcamp Course by Tonex

IoT Wireless Connectivity Bootcamp is a 2-day technology training course covering leading types of IoT wireless connectivity technology and their best use cases.

There are multiple IoT wireless connectivity solutions and each of them fulfill different roles in the market. The Internet of Things (IoT) starts with connectivity and a one-size-fits-all communication solution might not exist. Learn about Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity solutions for IoT products and services, their strengths and weaknesses for different IoT use cases.

Training Modules

IoT Wireless Technologies 101

  • Key Considerations
  • Wireless IoT technologies
  • Standardization
  • Reliability, security, and interoperability
  • Selecting the best wireless technology for your IoT use case
  • Assessment of bandwidth, QoS, security, power consumption and network management.

Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs)

  • Long-range communication on small, inexpensive batteries t
  • Technologies operating in both the licensed (NB-IoT, LTE-M, 5G)
  • Unlicensed (MYTHINGS, LoRa, Sigfox )
  • Spectrum with varying degrees of performance in key network factor
  • Power consumption
  • Cellular-based, licensed LPWANs
  • Quality-of-Service and scalability
  • Considerations when adopting unlicensed technologies

Cellular IoT (3G/4G/5G)

  • Ubiquitous and high bandwidth cellular connectivity
  • Reliable broadband communication
  • Voice calls and video streaming applications
  • operational costs and power requirements.
  • Connected cars or fleet management in transportation and logistics
  • In-car infotainment, traffic routing, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Feet telematics and tracking services
  • Cellular next-gen 5G
  • High-speed mobility support and ultra-low latency is positioned to be the future of autonomous vehicles and augmented reality
  • 5G services for Industry 4.0
  • Private 5G Networks
  • Real-time video surveillance for public safety
  • Real-time mobile delivery of medical data sets for connected health,
  • Other time-sensitive industrial automation applications in the future

5G Design Solutions for IoT

  • IoT Essentials Essentials
  • Basics of IoT
  • Overview of IoT Connectivity Methods and Technologies
  • Private 5G Network Solutions IoT Use 5G requirement of IoT
  • IoT Deployment in 5G
  • Overview of 5G Technology
  • Overview of 5G Radio and Core Network
  • Overview of 5G Edge Computing
  • Edge Computing work with 5G and IoT
  • IoT and AI integration with 5G MEC
  • Overview of IoT and 5G
  • 5G Core implements the new 3GPP network architecture that will unleash the full power 5G standalone and verticals
  • Ecosystem for innovation with  new use cases
  • enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)
  • Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC)
  • massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC)

Zigbee and Other Mesh Protocols

  • Global Zigbee applications and implemented
  • Zigbee as a short-range, low-power, wireless standard (IEEE 802.15.4)
  • Mesh configuration 101
  • Commonly deployed in mesh topology
  • IEEE’s 802.15.4 using the 2.4GHz band and a self-healing true mesh network
  • Ways to extend coverage
  • Relaying sensor data over multiple sensor nodes
  • Higher data rates and less power-efficiency due to mesh configuration
  • Physical short-range and medium-range IoT applications
  • Distribution of nodes in close proximity
  • ZigBee and home automation use cases
  • Smart home, smart lighting, HVAC controls, security and energy management
  • Dotdot
  • Matter as the foundation for connected things
  • Green Power as a battery-less feature for smart networks
  • Smart Energy standard for interoperable products that monitor, control, inform and automate the delivery and use of energy and water

Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

  • Bluetooth profiles and services
  • Bluetooth and Wireless Personal Area Networks
  • Bluetooth short-range communication technology for the consumer marketplace
  • Audio and video with Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Classic for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint
  • Bluetooth Low-Energy for small-scale Consumer IoT applications
  • BLE-enabled devices with Bluetooth 5
  • Fitness and medical wearables (e.g. smartwatches, glucose meters, pulse oximeters, etc.) as well as Smart Home devices (e.g. door locks)
  • Bluetooth Mesh specification
  • Major change in version 5.2
  • Isochronous Channels (ISOC).
  • ISOC lays the foundation for the implementation of LE Audio in BLE devices, supporting Bluetooth 5.2 or later
  • LE Power Control (LEPC)
  • Enhanced Attribute Protocol (EATT)


  • Wi-Fi and the IoT space
  • Overview of Wi-Fi Evolution
  • Legacy: 802.11 (1997), Wi-Fi 3: 802.11g (2003), Wi-Fi 2: 802.11a (1999), Wi-Fi 1: 802.11b (1999), and Wi-Fi 4:
  • 802.11n (2009), Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac (2013)
  • Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax (2019)
  • Wi-Fi 6E: 802.11ax-2021 (2021)
  • WiFi 7: 802.11be

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

  • Radio waves to transmit small amounts of data
  • RFID tag and RFID reader within a very short distance
  • RFID and IoT adoption
  • Connected things with RFID

IoT Platforms and Frameworks

  • AWS Greengrass vs MSFT Azure IoT Architectures
  • What are the differences?
  • What is AWS Greengrass?
  • Local Compute, messaging, data caching and synch capabilities for connected devices
  • IoT Applications across the AWS cloud and local devices using AWS Lambda and AWS IoT
  • What is Azure IoT Hub?
  • Connect, monitor and manage billions of IoT assets. Use device-to-cloud telemetry data to understand the state of your devices and define message routers to other Azure services without writing any code.
  • In cloud-to-device messages, reliably send commands and notifications to your connected devices and track message delivery with acknowledgement receipts.
  • Overview of Containers and Kubernetes for 5G IoT Implementations
  • Containers and Container images
  • Kubernetes as an open-source container management platform
  • Cluster of machines into a single of pool of compute resources
  • Orchestration


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