Connecting with NB-IoT 

By 2025 it is predicted that NB-IoT and LTE-M will account for over half of all cellular IoT connections.

Arkessa offers an extensive NB-IoT footprint in Europe and across the globe, giving our customers freedom to test and deploy their low-data, high-density applications in different geographical locations.

Arkessa focus: NB-IoT

Smart Cities

NB-IoT is best suited to static applications transmitting periodic short bursts of data such as metering, wearables, predictive maintenance, agriculture and smart city applications such as building automation and lighting.

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2020: Massive IoT, NB-IoT and more


NB-IoT can co-exist with 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks but as some of these start to be phased out, this LPWAN technology will ease the transition to 5G.  By 2025 it is predicted that NB-IoT and Cat-M will account for 52% of cellular IoT connections. Read Arkessa’s predictions for 2020.

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Case Study: Shiratech iCOMOX NB-IoT

The Shiratech Intelligent Condition Monitoring Box: iCOMOX NB-IoT monitors operating conditions from the surface of the equipment to identify potential faults and reduce risks associated with equipment operation and maintenance.

Ask Arkessa: emerging cellular technologies

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Massive IoT – LPWAN technologies
LTE-M and NB-IoT support higher
deployment density and in-building


NB-IoT and LTE-M are designed for low data application models which require long battery life, easy deployment and lower costs. They allow for device power consumption to be greatly reduced and can support up to 10-15 years’ battery life in certain use cases.

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CELLULAR IoT technologies include NB-IoT and LTE-M which are LPWA solutions designed for applications which require long battery life, massive deployment density, ease of deployment and lower costs.

  • GSMA assures a globally consistent standard which means access, interoperability, security and services can be provided and managed by a single provider
  • NB-IoT is best for lower-data, lower-cost, high-density and passive sensor applications
  • LTE-M is best for applications requiring mobility, voice and SMS

NB-IoT offers significant benefits over non-cellular LPWA technologies:

  • Uses existing LTE network infrastructure
  • LTE grade security as standard, keeping your data and network safe
  • Based on open standards so service is not vendor or operator dependent
  • Widest industry support from service providers through to chipset makers
  • Two-way bi-directional communication
  • Deepest penetration (indoor) and widest reach (outdoor) of any LPWA network
  • Operates in a licensed spectrum and provides assured quality of service with minimal risk of interference

Visit our Cellular IoT page for further information and guidance.

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