NarrowBand-IoT technology (NBIoT)
Narrowband IoT (NBIoT), enables monitoring and control of IoT devices and services in a wide range and, connects objects that require small amounts of data over long periods of time to the internet. Imagine smart home components and other devices that transmit digitally small status updates periodically over a comparatively long operating lifetime. NBioT uses low-bandwidth workloads with a maximum of just 200Kbits/s, which enables several devices to connect to a single receiver. This is what puts the “narrow” in NBIoT; the tiny sliver of the spectrum that it uses.
Narrowband IoT invention
Narrowband IoT invention is based on the key attribute of low energy consumption, which is actually fundamental for every modern data transmission standard using intermittent broadcasting. Partially thanks to this configuration, its energy use is so low that it can deliver a battery life of up to ten years.
When it comes to data handling capacity from a single signal NBIoT is rather weak. NBIoT’s design allows handling lots of very small transmissions. NBIoT is built to handle certain types of devices at scale, but that comes at the cost of being completely inadequate for applications that involve larger individual data transmission.