NB-IoT Networks will be Deployed in 20+ Countries in 2017
During the Huawei Analyst Summit held in Singapore in May 2017, Huawei announced a massive commercial deployment of 3GPP standard NB-IoT (Release 13) in 2017, including at least 30 NB-IoT networks across 20+ countries worldwide including Europe (Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain), South America (Chile), North America (Canada), South Africa, Asia (South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, UAE, Saudi Arabia), and Australia. In China, China Telecom conducted software upgrades across its 310,000 base stations, and China Unicom has 800 new base stations to support NB-IoT.
Additionally, Telecom M1 announced commercial deployment of NB-IoT in Singapore in August 2017 and SingTel in September 2017. Interestingly, Huawei also cited they have discussion with Telecom companies in India and targets commercial deployment of NB-IoT in 2017. NB-IoT module vendor products include Huawei Boudica 120 CS, Boudica 150 ES, Qualcomm MDM 9206, U-blox SARA-N2, Sequans Communications Monarch, and Quectel…
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