Telecom mogul AT&T are all set to launch NB-IoT (narrowband-Internet of Things) networks in the U.S. and Mexican markets to meet the growing demand from enterprise customers. With this launch, AT&T will be providing customers with low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) technology that enables communication between connected devices.
According to AT&T, narrowband is the future for businesses looking to leverage the power of IoT. They claim that with the rise of internet penetration across the globe, connected devices will reign supreme in B2B as well as B2C segments.
AT&T believe that with narrowband IoT, they will be able to provide enterprises with low-power wide area network technology that will help connected devices to communicate with ease. They also say that the biggest advantage of this network is that it costs less and has a larger shelf life as compared to its other counterparts.
Speaking about the launch, Chris Penrose, President of IoT solutions at AT&T, commented:
We’ve seen global momentum for LPWA since launching our North American LTE-M network last year. Adding NB-IoT to our portfolio will expand our LPWA capabilities, help drive investment in our evolution to 5G, and support our customers as they deploy IoT solutions across the US and Mexico.
AT&T say that LPWAN adoption enables them to build a broad base of ecosystem partners, devices and applications for global markets. In closing, they said that it is because of this long-term benefit that they are launching the network across the U.S. and Mexican markets, where there is a high affinity towards such a network.