Deutsche Telekom announced that its deployment of NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is now live across eight European markets as well as the United States.
The Operator plans to move ahead with nationwide rollout of its low-power machine network in the US by mid-year and in many of its European markets by the end of 2018.
The extensive availability of the sensor network paves the way for innovative and cost-effective NB-IoT solutions in virtually all business areas, including transport & logistics, industrial automation, and the public sector.
One of Deutsche Telekom’s key focus areas for NB-IoT deployment is the development and implementation of smart city solutions based on NB-IoT, as the sensor network is ideally suited for many pioneering applications in this sector, including smart lighting, smart public transport and smart waste management.
Deutsche Telekom said it has rolled out its NB-IoT sensor network to approximately 600 towns and cities across Germany since it was launched in June 2017, with more than 200 companies now trialing the technology already via commercially available test packages.
Nationwide rollout in the Netherlands was already completed in May 2017 and Deutsche Telekom has brought the technology to six further European markets by the end of 2017.
In Austria, Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiary T-Mobile has become the first operator to roll out NB-IoT commercially with the city of St. Pölten already fully covered and nationwide rollout of NB-IoT to be completed by the fall of 2018.
In Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Greece, NB-IoT networks are live already across many cities with nationwide coverage expected in many countries by the end of 2018 as well.