LPWA Technology and the IoT

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3Q 2016 | IN-4198


Singapore and South Korea Become IoT "Hot Spots"



Now that the 3GPP has ratified LTE IoT, plans for NB-IoT rollouts seem to be gathering pace with Singapore standing out among the leaders. In February 2016, prior to the 3GPP specs being finalized, Ericsson announced that they had partnered with Singtel to trial NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things). Then on August 19, M1 and Nokia announced Singapore’s first nationwide NB-IoT deployment planned to be ready by the first half of 2017.

Of course, the Singapore MNOs are not the only ones announcing LTE IoT intentions. AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Orange, and Vodafone also have all announced plans to launch commercial networks in the first half of 2017, and all three Chinese MNOs have announced NB-IoT trials. South Korea also stands out with SKT announcing a commercial Cat-M1 network and LG-U+ announcing trials.

LTE IoT Is Not The Only Game in Town


The standards based LTE IoT LPWA technologies are not the only technologies for Io…

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