Breaking news of the telco industry: The International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) formally approved the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G technology (with the Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) included) as International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 (IMT-2020) 5G standard at the ITU-R Working Party 5D (WP5D) #35 meeting.
/Source of the cartoon: original from IoT101, by cartoon specialist from IoT 101.
Let’s figure out today how this NB-IoT, the promising candidate among all the technologies of telecommunication industry born with a golden spoon, gained its influence or impact in the 4G era.
In the world of the Internet of Things, massive devices have no lives and no mouths. Various wireless communication technologies allow them to communicate with humans or to communicate with each other. …
Massive IoT connectivity will be defined by cellular IoT, usually based on IoT SIM card, well, that’s before RedteaSIM comes to the market, not that much any more…
Massive IoT features: low cost devices, small data volumes and extreme coverage.
According to the current GSMA Mobile IoT rollout report, the number of launched commercial networks 92 for NB-IoT, and the numbers are constantly increasing.
Commercial devices span various types of meters, sensors, trackers and wearables in many different industries, including transport and logistics, utilities, smart cities, smart building, agriculture, environment, consumer etc.
As we race toward 5G era when cellular connectivity is ubiquitous, we would find ourselves in a world of increasingly-connected people, devices and machines in IoT where connectivity as a service ( CaaS, a concept brought up by Redtea Mobile )would be a de facto paradigm just like IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS in cloud computing stage, and the SIM technology will play a key factor.
We’d like to share a short journey of advances in SIM technology: SIM, eSIM (embedded SIM), and iSIM (integrated SIM), both can be thought of as a step further of the previous one, and came out to the market to meet use cases with more critical demands in terms of industrial design simplicity, power and efficiency advances, cost reduction, and SIM lifecycle management optimization etc. …