Trailblazing for the Internet of Things
Networked objects are the foundation of an intelligent world. But what will the basis of this Internet of Things be? The right network. 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.
Your benefits with NarrowBand IoT in overview
Low energy consumption
NarrowBand IoT chips concentrate on wireless functionality for specific applications and have energy-saving capabilities like standby mode, tracking area updates and extended discontinuous reception, which ensure optimal energy efficiency.
NarrowBand IoT provides a link budget of +20 dB over the GSM wireless standard. Narrow-band modulation allows repeat broadcasting depending on the reception situation, ensuring better signal penetration deep inside buildings.
The industrial price target for end customers is under $5 for an NarrowBand IoT module. This is possible due to a simple chip design forgoing unnecessary LTE functions and high production volumes.
NarrowBand IoT is based on LTE and can be integrated in preexisting LTE infrastructure with a software upgrade. Since NarrowBand IoT can operate within both GSM and LTE spectrum, no new spectrum licensing is required.
Unlike sensors that can’t communicate over long distances, NarrowBand IoT works on a plug-and-play basis. This means sensors are connected directly to the NarrowBand IoT network, making the installation of local networks and gateways unnecessary.
NarrowBand IoT is a globally standardized technology using LTE security measures approved by 3GPP. NarrowBand IoT benefits from a large pool of international experts, who are constantly monitoring and improving its security functionality.
NarrowBand IoT applications
NarrowBand IoT: Trailblazing for the IoT
Dominik Schnieders, Program Manager NarrowBand IoT, presents the advantages of the networking technology, how it works and a few examples of possible applications.
NarrowBand IoT Prototyping Hub
The standards have been defined: The NB-IoT network is already being rolled out in the first cities. Our NB-IoT Prototyping Hub is bringing NB-IoT applications to market as quickly as possible.
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