Telenor has now implemented the fast-running NB-IoT and LTE-M networks across the country. These IoT technologies, together with the 5G basics, make it possible for all of the world's IoT solutions to be realised in a real-time experience. The combination of IoT technologies and the future 5G allows the network to be able to transport huge data packets between objects and the Internet - and at such insanely high speed that it is only imagination that limits what is possible.
A world of new opportunities for creating more intelligent designs and solutions opens up with the new IoT solutions and the fast-paced 5G. When the two technologies meet, there is a bridge between the digital and physical world through the internet, where it is possible to collect, transport, and analyse on huge data packets that fly at the speed of lightning between physical things via the Internet.
"IoT creates opportunities for brand new types of products, as well as new services and business models. The right IoT solution can create new, amazing and cost-effective solutions for businesses - it can be all from connected devices that share end-user data or solutions that enable driverless vehicles and machinery. By 2020, it is predicted that 25 billion "things" will be connected. A nationwide rollout of NB-IoT in the radio network is one of the foundations for offering IoT, and therefore a nationwide NB-IOT is a super important step towards supporting future IoT solutions, "says Development Director at Telenor Peter Ditlev Nødbak.
NB-IoT and LTE-M: an important foundation for IoT
Before we can talk about intelligent cities, self-propelled cars and refrigerators that tell themselves when the milk is too old - it requires the digital infrastructure to be in place to support IoT products. With the implementation of NB-IoT and LTE-M in the network, Telenor has now laid down foundations. With active IoT technology in the network, Telenor is ready to support future products and services on the market.
IoT cooperates with companies
In cooperation with several companies, Telenor today tests IoT on equipment for the benefit of both parties. These tests give businesses a leading edge in their development, which may benefit, while cooperation allows Telenor to build and adapt the mobile network to the IoT solutions that customers demand and need.
Over 2,000 base stations in 1 month
The implementation has taken place over the past 3-4 months, with over 2,000 base stations distributed throughout the country having implemented NB-IoT and LTE-M.
"We have tested for about 3-4 months and spent about 1 month on the rollout. When it takes 1 month to roll out, it's because we take it in areas and regions at a time, so we're constantly can follow that quality is alright - both for the new IoT technologies, but also to ensure that the new technologies do not adversely affect the existing technologies in the network, "says Development Director at Telenor Peter Ditlev Nødbak.