With narrowband the path to IoT is wider : Page 3 of 3

July 27, 2017 //By Kashif Hussain
If Machina Research, and countless other analyst firms are right, and the number of IoT connected devices grows to something like 27bn by 2025 – then the networks available to carry all the data they will produce are going to need a whole lot more capacity, and quickly.  

Finally, NB-IoT can also be deployed, with no interference, in the Guard Band of LTE or WCDMA networks. Unlike other LPWAN technologies, NB-IoT has been designed with the requirements of LTE guard-band coexistence specifically taken into consideration.

There’s no doubt, that NB-IoT has a lot going for it as technology.  It can enable the low-power, low-cost devices that will be required for IoT network efficiency, and it uses licensed spectrum where capacity, performance, and availability targets can be managed and met. 

But it is the wide range of deployment options, and the ability of NB-IoT to exist happily alongside and within past, current and future networks, that will be the features which will make it so attractive to operators all over the world.

 

About the author:

Kashif Hussain is Director of Marketing at Viavi Solutions - www.viavisolutions.com