Verizon Launches NB-IoT Service with Standard Price Plan

Verizon Launches NB-IoT Service with Standard Price Plan Image Credit: Verizon

Verizon announced that its Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) network is now available coast-to-coast covering more than 92% of the US population. 

The launch of this additional IoT connectivity option in combination with the company’s ThingSpace management platform, APIs, tools and rich ecosystem of partners will provide enterprise customers the ability to bring unique NB-IoT solutions to market quickly. 

Verizon has announced an initial NB-IoT Standard Price Plan, offering 50 KB of data with a $1.00 monthly access fee per device. The data allowance can be shared with other NB-IoT devices on the same price plan and on the same account.

NB-IoT adds another connection option for businesses Verizon maintains a strong leadership position in IoT technology and solutions with a history of providing customers with many options to meet their needs including nationwide deployment of 4G LTE, LTE Cat 1, and LTE Cat M1 networks. While CAT-M1 targets a wide range of applications for business customers such as wearables, fleet and asset management, NB-IoT focuses on applications needing data rates below 100 kbps. NB-IoT technology occupies a dedicated frequency of 180 kHz bandwidth designated for IoT applications which does not share spectrum resources with commercial smartphone traffic.  

Jeffrey Dietel, SVP of Business Marketing and Products
There is a whole universe of smart solutions needing scalable and affordable connections. By launching our NB-IoT Network, Verizon is taking yet another step in making that connectivity available and driving innovation in the IoT field.

Bill Stone, VP of Technology Development and Planning, Verizon
We have engineered our NB-IoT network in the Guard Band of our spectrum.  By using the more complex Guard Band solution for our Narrow Band IoT Network, we are demonstrating very efficient use of spectrum assets while giving customers the breadth of options they need to best meet their needs.

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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