What is NB-IoT?
Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed by 3GPP to enable a wide range of cellular devices and services. The specification was frozen in 3GPP Release 13 (LTE Advanced Pro), in June 2016. Other 3GPP IoT technologies include eMTC (enhanced Machine-Type Communication) and EC-GSM-IoT.
NB-IoT focuses specifically on :
Long battery life
High connection density
Compatibility to existing infrastructure
Advantages of NB-IoT
Overcomes Distance limitation
Cheaper plans compared to 3G/4G
Highly customizable products from FourFaith
Ultra low power consumption
Still requires a monthly subscription plan
Configuration of APN, Cellular settings till required
IP settings are dependent on network provider or ISP