Connect your device to the largest IoT network in North America with Activate Wireless. NB-IoT plans from Activate Wireless utilize Cellular Low Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) and are designed specifically to support IoT deployments looking for massive national scale.
NB-IoT is a low-power, wide-area cellular network (LPWAN) technology which uses 200KHz of bandwidth to transfer data. Generally, the maximum upload data transfer rate is around 62.5kb per second. The slightly slower data transfer rate is offset by lower power consumption and device affordability.
Despite offering excellent stationary range and penetration, it is important to note that the NB-IoT network does not support cell tower handover. This means that if devices move out of frequency range, the signal connection will fail.
NB-IoT is designed for simple devices which infrequently send data, and require a longer battery life.
If you have widely-deployed devices in the field (such as gas, electricity or water meters, environmental sensors, or building automation) that do not need to send frequent updates, this may be a suitable technology for your requirements.
Speak to one of our team about whether NB-IoT is right for your deployment, or further advise on other LPWAN technologies, such as Cat M1.Contact Us
NB-IoT provides extended coverage and greater in-building and basement penetration for traditionally difficult locations.
NB-IoT supports low powered operating modes and single polling to drastically increase device battery life.
With competitive data plans and reduced messaging frequency NB-IoT becomes a cost effective communication method for IoT.
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