Teragence adds NB-IoT and LTE-M coverage data to Signal Checker

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Teragence, a provider of mobile network mapping solutions, has announced that its Signal Checker product now includes NB-IoT and LTE-M coverage data, enabling IoT service providers and operators to assess signal strength and coverage at a specific location.

With the IoT becoming more ubiquitous, service providers are calling for more reliable coverage data on LPWAN networks such as NB-IoT and LTE-M. Currently, operator coverage maps are not addressing this need, lacking the precision and granularity required to meet the operational needs of IoT network providers and service providers.

“Inadequate coverage has a significant cost for IoT service providers. It results in faulty installations, costly site re-visits and increasing support demand, and it can ruin the profitability of a deployment,” said Christian Rouffaert, CEO of Teragence. “Teragence Signal Checker is the world's only mobile coverage map that gives a true picture of NB-IoT and LTE-M network coverage, giving stakeholders access to accurate coverage information and enabling the planning and optimisation of their deployments.”

“Our combination of crowdsourced device data and AI-augmented geospatial delivers this unique service and addresses one of the industry’s biggest pain points. What’s more, our service is available on a simple pay-per-use basis, making it accessible to all the players in the ecosystem – from small, specialist sensor network operators to the large IoT MVNOs,” he added.

Customers log into the Teragence Signal Checker platform, enter a location and define the relevant operator and technology standard (standard cellular protocols as well as NB-IoT or LTE-M), and Teragence Signal Checker returns the expected signal strength as well a fidelity score against its own assessment.