Slovenia's Telekom Slovenije announced that it has recently completed testing the Narrowband-IoT(NB-IoT) using its existing mobile network infrastructure.
The Operator is planning to shortly establish test environments in Ljubljana and Maribor, allowing interested companies, individual developers and educational institutions to test the operation of their own IoT solutions.
Solutions that can be used with the NB-IoT technology are diverse, ranging from simple ones, such as remote meter reading, to the more complex, like smart power grids, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
Right now the most active industries utilizing IoT solutions are transportation (cargo tracking, vehicle monitoring, electric vehicle charging, etc.), public utility services (smart water distribution systems, gas pipe networks and power grids), protection and security (emergency calls, critical communication, alarms and warnings, surveillance, etc.) and smart cities.
Alongside NB-IoT Telekom Slovenije is also testing other IoT wireless technologies (LoRA, Wi-Fi, etc.) that support different IoT applications.