Deutsche Telekom rolls out NarrowBand-IoT network

Deutsche Telekom will be expanding the standardised and cost-effective NarrowBand-IoT technology across Europe throughout this year.

“We are proud to be the first company to push NarrowBand-IoT across Europe,” says Claudia Nemat, board member for Technology and Innovation at Deutsche Telekom. “We will continue to upgrade our base stations throughout Europe to support NarrowBand-IoT using the 900MHz and 800MHz frequency. The technology has achieved the promised 20dB improvement in coverage.”

According to the company, the technology’s key advantages are its low cost factor; good coverage in buildings; long battery life of connected devices; as well as its usage of licensed spectrum and approved standardisation by 3GPP which enable LTE-based security.

These specific characteristics enable IoT applications for large-scale use – and the company claims will pave the way for numerous new business models in a highly secure operating environment.