Things just got real. NB-IoT delivers the economies of scale that the Internet of Things has been lacking. Low-data and low-power mean lower sensor and connectivity costs. But NB-IoT is a lot more as well.
The NB-IoT standard removes some of the functionality that many IoT applications simply don’t need. They send less data less often. This means NB-IoT sensors are cheaper to manufacture and connect. But this simplification also has other benefits. Sending less data consumes less power, so NB-IoT sensors have a battery life of up to 10 years. They also have greater range, meaning they can be used underground and in locations where traditional IoT technologies are unable to penetrate.
Telia is the first to launch NB-IoT in the Nordics, meaning the Internet of Things can soon launch on a massive scale. Or as we put it, "Things just got real".