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Vodafone Idea enterprise arm forms strategic NB-IoT alliance for smart metering

February 04, 2019 / Danish Khan

Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd., has entered into a strategic partnership with Genus Power Infra and are now working together to establish a commercial scale POC (Proof of Concept) of NB-IoT networks in India. Advanced trials are being conducted at Genus’s R&D facility at Jaipur, Rajasthan around one of the most promising use of NB-IoT - AMI (Automatic Metering Infrastructure). These intensive trials planned not just promise to bring in the age of massive IoT deployments in the country but also promises to take ahead the government’s mission of Digital India & Make in India initiatives, VIBS said in a statement. Thrilled by this venture, Nick Gliddon, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Vodafone Idea said, “Narrowband IoT is the next growth engine in the IoT space which allows greater network coverage, improved battery life of 10 years plus for devices, and the ability to slice and partition the network for speci...