Finland's DNA Turns On LTE-M Network After Rollout of NB-IoT

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DNA’s IoT service capabilities has been further enhanced, with the LTE-M technology for real-time, bidirectional IoT services now widely deployed in DNA’s mobile network. Both LTE-M and NB-IoT are now available in DNA network in Southern, Western and Central Finland.

DNA IoT customers now have two LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) options to choose from to select the technology best-suited to their needs to increase the lifespan, energy efficiency and cost efficiency of their IoT devices.

The LTE-M technology enables significantly higher data transfer speeds and volumes for IoT services. LTE-M can transfer data symmetrically both ways at an maximum rate of 1 Mbps. LTE-M is well-suited to real-time use, because the delays are remarkably short (10–15 ms) compared to the NB-IoT option (1.6–10 s).

Just like normal mobile phones, devices connected to LTE-M can move from one place to another without losing the data connection. Typical use cases for LTE-M include logistics and security systems, as well as safety bracelets for the elderly. The advantages of the NB-IoT technology include low energy consumption and high reliability in areas with coverage challenges. 

Esa Kinnunen, Director, IoT Technology, DNA
IoT, or the Internet of Things, enables new business initiatives that are valuable and profitable for companies and the society at large. For me, it is hugely important that our mobile network can help to lay a solid foundation for these new services. 

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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