What is NB-IoT?
NB-IoT is best suited for stationary sensor devices that only send very small amounts of non-real-time data, are battery or solar powered and located in places where other technologies would struggle to get a signal.
The benefits of NB-IoT
Lower hardware costs and longer battery life offset by:
NB-IoT will provide the most energy efficient solution for applications that are battery or solar powered.
Long product life cycles
NB-IoT helps support long application life cycles for sensor applications where data traffic is low and transferred intermittently, uses batteries/with no mains power.
Strong signal penetration
The deepest reach of any LPWA network from basements, Battery efficient NB-IoT will provide the most energy efficient solution for applications that are battery or solar powered.
Low hardware and operating costs make long-term, massive volume IoT deployments viable.
Considerations for deploying NB-IoT
Currently limited or no coverage in many countries
Only a single network per country
Single network in most countries limits resilience
NB-IoT is data only (no SMS/Voice) and doesn’t support FOTA*
Not compatible with eSIM
Standard eSIM implementations require SMS which NB-IoT does not support
2G/3G network sunsetting
NB-IoT is a good alternative to 2G/3G in some use-cases
*firmware over the air
Applications we’re connecting with NB-IoT…
NB-IoT is a good fit for devices like gas or water meters as they are battery operated, deployed in basements and only send small amounts of data. Signal penetration of NB-IoT is a key advantage.
NB-IoT suits smart city applications such as lighting, alarms, parking and air quality sensors. With these applications, data traffic is low and transferred intermittently. Devices are often battery/solar powered.
Applications such as soil, temperature or humidity sensors, help to improve crop yield and prevent wastage and can work within the limits of the data rate and benefit from a very long battery life.
Your applications will be secure
NB-IoT is a highly secure and cost-effective way to provide connectivity to static applications and devices that generate low data traffic or have a long life cycle. NB-IoT is compatible with specific modules which our IoT solution experts can advise on and comes with LTE grade security as standard, keeping your data and network secure.
Why Wireless Logic for NB-IoT?
Knowledge and expertise from our IoT experts to help you select the right solution and keep total cost of ownership low.
Network choice and access to MNO expertise and test labs for your applications.
NB-IoT services fully integrated into our SIM management platform, SIMPro.
Multi-layer security that builds in the high security standards built into NB-IoT. ISO27001 certified.
Fast and expert deployment, solution design, customer service and tech support.