Trailblazing for the Internet of Things
Connected things are the basis of an intelligent world. The basis for this Internet of Things? The right network. LPWA (Low-Power Wide-Area) networks are the right choice for many IoT applications, especially when energy consumption, building penetration, battery life and, above all, costs play an important role. Basically, two standardized mobile radio technologies are available for such IoT applications: NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE for Machine Type Communication (LTE-M).
Many IoT applications only send small amounts of data occasionally, making the networking standard NarrowBand IoT ideal for them. Simple wireless modules providing stripped-down and focused functionality makes NarrowBand IoT affordable and energy efficient. This, in turn, will enable IoT applications in many areas where networking was previously too expensive and difficult.
LTE-M scores exactly where slightly higher data throughput and lower latency are required, with at the same time good building penetration and low energy consumption as with NarrowBand IoT. LTE-M is even more suitable for mobile applications because, as with LTE, the so-called "handover" between cells is supported.
Your benefits with NarrowBand IoT and LTE-M in overview
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NarrowBand IoT applications