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Many commercial and industrial organizations are exploring IoT applications to drive productivity, automation, and cost-savings within their business. In fact, the total installed base of connected devices is projected to amount to 75.44 billion worldwide by 2025, a five-fold increase in ten years.

IoT-enabled devices open the door for a variety of industries to re-evaluate existing processes – and discover new – data-driven decision making, including prescriptive maintenance in manufacturing and supply chain, with public safety improvements and increased production efficiencies for oil & gas. As IoT adoption proliferates over the next few years, it is vital for these organizations to lay the groundwork for a secure, reliable, and cost-effective solution to support today’s (4G) and tomorrow’s (5G) connectivity needs.

Organizations often turn to Wi-Fi based solutions for connectivity as they are easy to install and inexpensive to deploy. However, Wi-Fi connections are prone to interference and lack the dependability for mission-critical IoT use cases. To deliver secure, high-quality connectivity, organizations need to implement OnGo technology, powered by the 3.5 GHz CBRS band, as a viable, cost-effective alternative.

Following the official Full Commercial Deployment (FCD) authorization earlier this year, OnGo is driving an increasing number of commercial and industrial IoT deployments, ranging from outdoor operations, such as mining and utilities, to indoor operations, like manufacturing and warehousing.

Top applications include:

Increasing Safety
Variety of organizations, from municipalities to industrial manufacturing, are investing in surveillance and security systems using IoT-enabled video and audio sensors to ensure public, worker, and customer safety. OnGo can deliver high-performance, reliable connectivity for large-scale surveillance use cases to enable remote access to HD video and sophisticated content analytics without requiring expensive infrastructure improvements. Moreover, OnGo-powered private LTE networks can support organizations’ defense against cybersecurity threats that often come with public networks.

Improving Operational Efficiency
Industrial operations use IoT-connected devices to create intelligent environments and drive increased operational efficiency, using data gathered from a variety of sources. However, these organizations often struggle to deliver reliable connectivity in remote locations like oil fields where an intricate array of systems need to work together seamlessly. OnGo makes it possible to create affordable LTE networks with far less complexity. The modernized, robust connectivity systems can interconnect disparate work teams and overcome interference challenges, allowing organizations to reduce operational expenses and increase productivity.

Enhancing Customer Experiences
Large public spaces often struggle to deliver proper connectivity due to cost and bandwidth constraints. What’s more, data-driven IoT use cases, like targeted advertising via mobile or digital signage, are putting additional strain on existing mobility solutions. By deploying an OnGo-powered private network, organizations can retain control over the network’s architecture and performance while managing network resources and traffic as they see fit.

In summary, OnGo-enabled networks provide interference-mitigated wireless services that target connectivity gaps and offer a new alternative by delivering cost-effective, reliable connectivity. For enterprises seeking to refresh existing IoT deployments, or preparing to install new networks to optimize operations, OnGo is a compelling proposition.

Check out this Harbor Research whitepaper to learn more about how OnGo is setting the stage for a new chapter in smart connected wireless systems.