T-Mobile has launched its NB-IoT network across the United States.
The operator claims that it is the first in the world to launch NB-IoT in the guard bands for optimal efficiency. It enables T-Mobile to utilize precious spectrum resources most efficiently, and IoT applications don’t have to compete with other data traffic for network resources.
Built on the 3GPP standard, NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network (LPWAN) LTE-Advanced technology that provides a pathway to 5G IoT and offers many comparable benefits like low power usage, long battery life and low device cost.
T-Mobile also announced its new partner program, T-Mobile CONNECT, to help IoT solution providers collaborate and bring their products and services to market on T-Mobile’s network -- and into the hands of customers -- more quickly.