Rogers announced its plan to launch NB-IoT this year beginning in Ontario, complementing its LTE-M IoT networks that it launched last year.
NB-IoT is a network technology that allows stationary IoT devices and sensors to send and receive small amounts of data over long distances, with very low power requirements. This new technology is best used for Asset Monitoring, Industrial Automation, Smart Meters and Smart Cities.
In addition, NB-IoT will also enable consumer IoT applications such as personal SOS devices and trackers. Rogers recent investments in spectrum, national wireless network, and IoT are setting the table for 5G with the right infrastructure, partners and investments, to put Canada in the lead. Rogers is offering two choices to customers for low power, wide area networks, making innovative IoT solutions more accessible for Canadian businesses, to help them save money and time. Leveraging Ericsson equipment, these two network technologies will play a vital role in Rogers 5G network rollout.