In the pilot project, indoor air quality data was moved from Kesko retail facilities to TaloTohtori cloud service. This was the first time when Narrow Band IoT technology (NB-IoT) was used in DNA live network. UnSeen was responsible for the NB-IoT connectivity solution in the pilot project.
NB-IoT is further refinement on existing 4G cellular technology but optimized for devices using only small amounts occasional data, such as water and electricity gauges which transmit bits according to a specified schedule. The technique enables longer range, coverage in even more challenging locations than before, and allows to connect hundreds of thousands users simultaneously. Furthermore, significant amount of energy will be saved, as the device is only actively sending signals when needed. The batteries will last longer, even up to 10 years. You don’t need to pay a visit to the site that often.
The new technology clearly helps in cutting down data connectivity costs on many fronts. Building equipment and solutions is made easier and the amount of applicable use cases will increase. Solution development costs can be divided to larger number of applications. When taken in use, it enables more connectivity ideas become economically viable. The technology gives companies a great opportunity to improve their competitiveness and profitability with new innovative solutions.
NB-IoT technology adds a new option to solve long range connectivity challenge and have it widely and consistently available across the geographies. At the time of deployment, network operators are able to easily upgrade their existing equipment to the NB-IoT technology. This ensures the reliability, quality of service and forward compatibility in the networks which are here for a long time. That’s also the way to offer reliability and quality of service what the customers are after with their connectivity solutions.
When deploying new NB-IoT technique, it is worth cooperating with a competent partner. UnSeen has over 15 years’ experience in optimizing equipment for wireless networks successfully, for example in Nokia.
The pilot project, updating the 4G network to IoT time, was implemented together with DNA, Ericsson, UnSeen and Enermix. Read more about the case from DNA’s page.
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