Deutsche Telekom Launches NB-IoT in Germany with Roaming in Europe

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Deutsche Telekom has put its new NB-IoT network into operation throughout Germany.

The innovative machine and sensor network facilitates digitization in a wide range of industries. It covers 90 percent of Germany's area and supplies more than 90 percent of the population. The rollout will be completed by the end of 2019.

The possibilities for the new IoT network are unlimited. Smart parking is already available in more than 50 German cities: with Park and Joy, motorists can easily find a free parking space. Payment is made by app. Deutsche Telekom also developed the connected bike together with the start-up company IoT Venture. The tracking solution helps owners to locate their e-bikes and S-Pedelecs. The bicycles also automatically call for help when registering a fall.

Deutsche Telekom introduces NB-IoT roaming in Europe. This will allow customers to easily scale their international mobile IoT offerings in the future. For example, for the logistical monitoring of containers that pass several international borders on their route. As a first step, the national companies in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic support roaming among each other. 

Kai-Ulrich Deissner, Head of International Technology & Services Delivery, Deutsche Telekom
Mobility, security or waste management are just a few areas that the new network revolutionizes. It is an important prerequisite for the development of mobile IoT in the years to come.

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

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