T-Mobile claims that it is the first operator in the Netherlands to have a nationwide Internet of Things(IoT) network based on Narrowband technology by end of this month.
The Narrowband(NB) IoT standard makes it very attractive for companies and startups to use applications and sensors on a large scale and to connect to the T-Mobile network. The number of devices, machines and sensors that worldwide connected to the IoT is expected to grow almost exponentially in coming years - 6.5 billion devices in the past year, to 50 billion in 2020.
The global NB-IoT standard also plays an important role in the acceleration of growth, because companies have assurance that their innovations and products will soon be used everywhere.
The NB-IoT network which is also known as Low Power Wide Area network connects efficiently devices and sensors to the Internet. The cost of hardware and power consumption are very low, while the strength of the signal to ten times as strong as that of GSM.
The so-called SRAN network of T-Mobile allows it to add as a software update new network, such as the NB-IoT. In addition, this technology runs on T-Mobile's own frequencies that other operators will not interfere.