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Digi rolls out LTE migration services

Steve Rogerson
March 28, 2019
IoT connectivity company Digi has rolled out its LTE migration services as many carriers prepare to sunset legacy networks, forcing the transition to LTE.
With the migration services, organisations will have the information and feedback necessary to evaluate a number of critical factors key to capitalising on the enhanced signal strength, speed and greater capacity that LTE architectures will provide. To help kick-start this migration, Minnesota-based Digi will offer one hour of free consultation to those using qualified products for LTE.
Organisations now have the option of choosing from a suite of services designed to provide what's needed, when needed, on the pathway to LTE. The offerings can be rolled out as-needed, one step at a time, or as a bundle. These can include all or any combination of the following:

  • Site survey: Digi service engineers conduct precise cellular signal strength and quality analysis, noise values and product requirements by site and by carrier. Using these findings, engineers can then help design and deploy an LTE service.
  • Product selection: Based on site survey recommendations, Digi engineers provide guidance in right-sizing router and gateway performance for specific communications needs. This includes development of Python applications, device management platforms and third-party device integration.
  • Design: Leverages IoT application development expertise with Digi Remote Manager to configure and monitor multi-location connectivity, edge computing and security from desktop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Deployment planning: Digi engineers can either provide training and documentation to support in-house teams throughout deployment, or can conduct complete installation services and on-going managed support as needed.
"Forward-thinking IoT operators need to not only consider 4G LTE-Advanced, but 5G and beyond when it comes to emerging standards," said Tracy Roberts, vice president at Digi. "Network professionals need to begin planning now for the many subtleties that will affect their long-term adoption plans. It's essential that they account for a variety of factors to capitalise on the speed and longevity benefits that next generation LTE presents and to architect networks capable of evolving as standards evolve. With careful planning, companies will be in a better position to capitalise on the increased speed and greater capacity that emerging LTE architectures will provide."