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T-Mobile Launches NB-IoT Nationwide on the Guard Bands

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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.

Neville Ray, CTO, T-Mobile
We’re always innovating to bring customers the latest technology, and NB-IoT is the globally-preferred standard to power the rapidly expanding world of IoT applications. So of course, T-Mobile is the first to bring NB-IoT to the U.S., lighting up new capabilities to connect massive numbers of devices at low cost.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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