Huawei and TIM signed an MoU for the development of IoT solutions on Narrowband IoT technology (NB-IoT) at the MWC in Barcelona. Both companies will perform laboratory and field trials on NB-IoT solutions together with partners from vertical industries, thus promoting the rapid improvement and deployment of this technology in the market. To support the collaboration, TIM will construct an NB-IoT Open Lab in Turin dedicated to research and innovation.
NB-IoT technology is widely recognized and accepted as the next important opportunity for the communications industry, featuring low power consumption, better coverage, and the possibility to connect great numbers of objects in a convenient way: all required features for IoT. This new technology can be applied to remote meter reading, asset tracking, smart agriculture, as well as on security, finance, transportation and industrial automation.
Gabriela Styf Sjoman, Head of TIM's Engineering & TI Lab
We are very optimistic on the development of Internet of Things services that will represent one of the main areas of innovation for TIM. This collaboration with Huawei will accelerate the international standardization and will stimulate industrial synergies with other partners, anticipating the design of innovative solutions and services.
Chaobin Yang, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line
The mobile communications industry is entering the 4.5G era, where IoT will be one of the main innovations. The NB-IoT technology will allow operators to offer IoT applications in a fast and competitive way anticipating a new innovation phase.