But choosing LTE isn't just about the improved performance it offers, because many applications that today use 2G, which today is more than 60 percent of all apps, simply don't need it. Instead, operator plans to close down 2G networks will drive the need to upgrade to LTE and or 3G.
Companies embedding connectivity in devices with lifespans of more than two to three years have to evaluate their choice of network. Company's need networks that meet a specific application's needs and have to take into account the network's longevity to avoid costly module replacement in the future, Machina said.
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