NB-IOT & LTE-M
Great things come in small packets
When you need IoT connectivity on a massive scale, you need the economies of scale that NB-IoT and LTE-M deliver. For starters, if you don’t need large amounts of real-time of data, why pay for it? With low-data connectivity specs, you can simplify your IoT sensors and reduce your connectivity costs. You can also do things that traditional IoT can't - reach deeper, go further and last a decade or more on a single battery.
Setting the standard for LPWA
One thing you shouldn’t lower is your security expectations. That’s one of the advantages of both NB-IoT & LTE-M being evolutions of the LTE standard. They are the 2 technologies the GSMA 3GPP standards organisation has recommended as the ‘massive’ component of the 5G standard. They inherit the same security characteristics as the 4G/LTE mobile standard that has already been proven by mobile operators around the world. By adopting GSMA technology, you also have the peace of mind of knowing you are investing in a standard that mobile operators around the world have already committed to.
10 YEAR BATTERY LIFE
Batteries are cheap – changing them isn’t. That’s one of the benefits of LPWA connectivity, it sends small amounts of data at set time intervals then goes back to sleep. Many LPWA technologies claim to have a battery life of 10 years or more. However, if they operate in shared spectrum, the amount of interference they must overcome will increase as the number of connected devices increases. This will mean data needs to be repeatedly resent and batteries will deplete faster. NB-IoT and LTE-M on the other hand operate in dedicated spectrum. This puts you in the clear – and means your 10 year battery life will actually last 10 years.
DEEP & WIDE REACH
NB-IoT and LTE-M can go places other technologies can’t. They penetrate deep inside buildings and under the ground. That’s why they’ve been selected to connect power meters deep inside buildings and underground – as well as to connect the electrical grid in remote parts of Norway. Because NB-IoT and LTE-M are both cellular technologies, they are direct-to-network and don’t require you to invest in additional network investment such as gateways or aerials. We have the most extensive cellular network across the Nordics and Baltics – why not make the most of it?
Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology that provides cost efficiency on a massive scale via low-cost, low-power and low-data connectivity. NB-IoT reaches further and penetrates deeper than traditional IoT connectivity. This delivers greater reach for devices in remote areas, locations with high connection density and devices placed deep indoor or underground.
LTE Machine Type Communication
LTE-M offers a little more: supporting data speeds up to 1Mbps means LTE-M can support functions that involve low to standard resolution video and voice and moderate data demand monitoring and control. LTE-M also connects mobile use cases as it has hand over between cell towers in the same way as high-speed LTE.
IoT Solution Optimizer
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IOT IN HARD-TO-REACH PLACES
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