Tag Archives: Narrowband IoT

T-Mobile opens new device lab to test 5G and smartphone durability

T-Mobile has opened up a new device lab to help it prepare for its broad 5G rollout. The new T-Mobile device lab is a 20,000 square foot facility in T-Mo’s Launch Pad innovation center in Bellevue, WA, which is also where the carrier is headquartered. This device lab will help T-Mobile test all kinds of wireless tech, including the mmWave, mid-band, and low-band 5G spectrum that T-Mobile plans to roll out if it completes its … [read full article]

T-Mobile now offering asset tracking for businesses using its Narrowband IoT network

T-Mobile is making some more Internet of Things (IoT) news. T-Mobile for Business is now selling the Roambee BeeAware, which it touts as the first asset tracking solution on a Narrowband IoT network in the U.S. The Roambee BeeAware asset tracker can be attached to shipments, pallets, or individual items to give you location and temperature monitoring indoors and outdoors and while the item is in transit. With its Narrowband IoT network, T-Mo says that … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with Twilio on Narrowband Developer Platform for IoT

Two years after T-Mobile originally formed an Internet of Things (IoT) partnership with Twilio, the two have come together to make more IoT news. T-Mobile has teamed up with Twilio to create a developer platform for Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT). Twilio Narrowband is a cellular low-power wide-area network technology that the companies say will help to reduce prices and increase battery life for intermittent low-bandwidth connections. The platform is made up of three parts: Narrowband SIMs: … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches nationwide Narrowband IoT network

One year after completing its first live network tests of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, T-Mobile has announced another major IoT milestone. T-Mo today launched its NB-IoT service nationwide. NB-IoT is a low power, wide area network LTE-Advanced tech that offers benefits like low power usage, long battery life, and low device cost. T-Mobile launched its NB-IoT in guard bands on its network so that it can best utilize its spectrum and so that … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes first Narrowband IoT test in guard bands

One month after launching its first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) plan, T-Mobile has reached two more NB-IoT milestones. First, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray has confirmed that T-Mo was first to test Narrowband Internet of Things in guard bands. The reason that you’d want to use NB-IoT in guard bands is so that the traffic doesn’t compete with customers’ data on the network, keeping speeds for users as fast as they can be. Ray also … [read full article]

T-Mobile launches first Narrowband IoT plan

T-Mobile has placed a heavy focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) over the past year or so, and that push continues today. T-Mobile today revealed a narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) plan. For a limited time, the plan is priced at $6 per year up to 12MB per connected device. Customers can renew after 12 months or 12MB. Last October, T-Mo launched its NB-IoT network, and the tech should be available nationwide by mid-2018. NB-IoT … [read full article]

T-Mobile reveals plans for nationwide Narrowband-IoT network by 2018, also intros SyncUp Fleet

T-Mobile has placed a major focus on the Internet of Things over the past year or so, and today the company is making some more IoT news. T-Mobile says that it plans to have a nationwide Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) network — which will also support Cat-M, an IoT standard for voice support — in mid-2018. This NB-IoT network can be used to connect devices like those used in T-Mobile’s NB-IoT testing in Las Vegas earlier … [read full article]

T-Mobile completes Narrowband IoT tests, partners with Las Vegas for IoT projects

After opening T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last year, T-Mo today announced that it’s making another move in that city. T-Mobile is partnering with the City of Las Vegas to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) in the city. This comes following T-Mobile’s successful Narrowband IoT field tests on a live commercial network, something that T-Mobile says it’s the first carrier in North America to have done. These Narrowband IoT tests, which were conducted in partnership … [read full article]