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.