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FAQ: What is NB-IoT?

Jon Gold | Sept. 25, 2017
NB-IoT is a communication standard designed to let IoT devices operate via carrier networks, either within an existing GSM carrier wave, in an unused “guard band” between LTE channels, or independently. Learn more about NB-IoT in this article.

It’s also going to compete with other low-power IoT technologies like LoRaWAN (an unlicensed-band standard that uses that LoRa chipset from Semtech) and Sigfox (a proprietary tech that uses the ISM bands.) Reports of interoperability issues between major backers Huawei and Ericsson earlier this year have underlined the competitive nature of the market.


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