Dialog Axiata Rolls Out LTE-M and NB-IoT with Software Activation on 4G LTE Network

2 March 2018
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Dialog Axiata Rolls Out LTE-M and NB-IoT with Software Activation on 4G LTE Network Image Credit: Ericsson

Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s largest telecommunications services provider, and Ericsson have rolled out the first commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies in South Asia.

Deployed across Dialog Axiata’s Sri Lankan network, the advanced mobile network technology will help accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices. It will further develop the IoT ecosystem in the country by offering the superior coverage, long battery life and cost-effective solutions to enterprises.

Ericsson delivers Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT support as a software activation to Dialog Axiata’s existing LTE Radio Access Network.

Ericsson claims that its Massive IoT solutions for Cat-M1 and NB-IoT devices have great advantages including low cost, low power consumption, deep coverage, massive connections, and more secure and reliable transmission.

Pradeep De Almeida, Group CTO, Dialog Axiata
The Cat-M1/NB-IoT network will amplify opportunity for solutions such as Smart Metering for utilities, Smart Parking, Smart Bins, smart environmental sensors for smart cities, logistic solutions as well as other applications in agriculture and farming.

Vinod Samarawickrama, Country Manager, Sri Lanka & Maldives 
Our partnership with Dialog Axiata to roll out the first Massive IoT network for both NB-IoT and Cat-M1 in the country, and notably South Asia, contributes towards this fast-developing IoT ecosystem.

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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