NB-IoT and LTE-M are the two major Low Power IoT technologies expected to dominate the immense growing IoT domain. Both technologies are 3GPP standardized and is now getting significant traction from the largest entities within the IoT ecosystem.

 

 

 

NB-IoT:  

NB-Iot offers a deep indoor penetration, low cost devices and low power operations for long battery life.

LTE-M

LTE-M uses LTE networks utilizing the national and international coverage that is already available.

When looking to choose between LTE-M and NB-IoT one needs to think about the following characteristic of the two technologies:

LTE-M
NB-IoT
IP based communication Message Based communication
Higher speed (384Kbps to 1 Mbps) Low speed – less than 250 KBps
Supports mobility and VoLTE Does not support mobility and VoLTE
4 times better indoor penetration than LTE 7 times better indoor penetration than LTE

 

Regardless of which Low Power IoT technology you choose, iBasis is here to support you and to help you to expand your IoT innovation globally. Get in touch with us to learn more about how iBasis can assist you with you.

 

 

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