Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is the first technology focused on connecting to the internet of everyday objects that require small amount of data over long period of time. It is one of the several competing technologies generally termed low-power wide-area networking (LPWAN). This technology was developed to enable efficient communication and long battery life for mass distributed devices and uses the already established mobile networks to connect these “things”. NB-IoT is designed to broaden the future of IoT connectivity in a more secure and reliable way. It is ideal for devices that generate low data traffic and have a long-life cycle.
NB-IoT is an authentic revolution. Until now, we’ve connected big and expensive devices, like TVs, computers and smartphones, but from now on EVERYTHING can be intelligent. These are few of the major market potentials for NB-IoT services:
SMART CITIES: Thanks to NB-IoT, local governments will be able to control street lighting, free parking spaces, environmental conditions, and so on, more efficiently.
HEALTH CARE: NB-IoT connectivity will offer the possibility of monitoring those who are suffering from chronic or age-related conditions. With a wearable device, the doctor will control their patients from distance and in real-time.
AGRICULTURE AND RANCHING INDUSTRY: The farms of the future. With the expanse of NB-IoT, appears a wide variety of agriculture and ranching intelligent solutions, to achieve an autonomous connected farm: more precision in agricultural techniques, soil and atmospheric sensing, livestock tracking (with movement alerts when out of range), monitor of land, pollution, rain.
SMART HOMES AND BUILDINGS: Manage intruder and fire alarms for homes and commercial properties; smart metering (electricity, gas and water); intelligent illumination and thermal comfort; air quality; physical securit with low cost and less environmental impact. These are just some of the possibilities of NB-IOT in smart homes and buildings.
PEOPLE AND ANIMAL TRACKER: Thanks to these wearable devices, NB-IoT will be able to control people, especially old people and kids, and animals (pets, farms, stockbreedin). You’ll be able to know where your relatives and animals are anywhere. At any moment; at any time.
MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICS: With NB-IoT connectivity, industries will be much more automated, efficient and productive. For example, will easily locate and monitor key inventory to optimize logistics, or enable real-time monitoring and predictive diagnostics of assets.
Trackerwave has bet on NB-IoT technology. From its beginning, our company has pursued to create connected devices to facilitate people’s life, and with the arrival of NB-IoT, it will be much easier. NB-IoT will represent the authentic blast of the Internet of Things (IoT). We are partners of Reliance Jio, one of the leader companies in the sector, and that gives us a privileged position in the market. Our company was one of the few enterprises that, at the end of 2019, had access to the NB-IoT modules and to the base stations that gave us range to testing. Nowadays, the NB-IoT network is not already commercial, but we have private access to it. Thanks to that, we are working on several NB-IoT projects, and once the network will be completely deployed, we’ll be ready to develop and create all the NB-IoT devices our clients ask for with celerity, experience and excellence.