|Extreme reach (remote, underground)||Replacement technology for 2G and 3G services|
|Great for very remote sensors||Interactive communications with data and voice|
|Non real-time monitoring||Further reach than traditional mobile networks|
|Suitable for utility meters||Suitable for remote supervisory equipment|
Vodafone Business is at the forefront of next generation Internet of Things technology with Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT).
Our service provides long range communication and allows up to 10 years battery life and helps businesses connect a wide range of assets. Watch this video to learn more about NB-IoT.
Like NB-IoT, LTE-M is an ‘industrial grade’ LPWA solution, it runs on licenced spectrum which guarantees quality of service.This cellular technology supports two way communications such as voice, and is designed specifically for LPWA applications.
LTE-M has a higher throughput and enhanced performance compared to NB-IoT. LTE-M also has a low device cost, and is compatibile with existing cellular network infrastructure, which has the same level of security as LTE.
Vodafone has announced a 10-year deal with SES Water to provide NB-IoT as part of an intelligent water distribution network project. The project will revolutionise how SES Water detects and prevents leaks, helping the business to cut leakage by 15% over the next five years and pave the way for more than halving it by 2045.
Our OpenLabs are innovative places that provide an environment for application developers and device, module and chip manufacturers to test their products. This accelerates their time to market for NB-IoT and LTE-M devices and services. It also allows device manufacturers to verify that their products meet the exceptional sensitivity and battery life performance requirements of NB-IoT and LTE-M devices.
Services offered at our Open Labs include: