How are Telecoms Using the Internet of Things (IoT)
Sdxcentral | January 26, 2020
Telecoms use the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver a collection of products and services that bring additional value to their existing networks. In some cases, telecoms built separate networks specifically for their IoT platform. These IoT platforms that can be used as the foundation for developers and businesses to create their own IoT products and services. There are two protocol technologies telecoms use to connect IoT devices to their networks, LTE-M and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). The protocols are low-bandwidth, low-power, low-cost, and optimized for connecting IoT devices to cellular networks. NB-IoT is more common in Europe and is more dedicated to low-cost and low-bandwidth data connections. LTE-M is found more in North America and is built with a focus on comparatively higher bandwidth and mobile connections.