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Narrow Band Internet of Things – Rohde & Schwarz

As part of Release 13, 3GPP has specified a new radio interface, the Narrowband Internet of Things (NB- IoT). NB-IoT is optimized for machine type traffic. It is kept as simple as possible in order to reduce device costs and to minimize battery consumption. In addition, it is also adapted to work in difficult radio condi- tions, which is a frequent operational area for certain machine type communication devices. Although NB- IoT is an independent radio interface, it is tightly connected with LTE, which also shows up in its integra- tion in the current LTE specifications.

In this whitepaper we introduce the NB-IoT technology with an emphasis on the tight connection to LTE.

©2016 Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz are an Associate of GSA

As part of Release 13, 3GPP has specified a new radio interface, the Narrowband Internet of Things (NB- IoT). NB-IoT is optimized for machine type traffic. It is kept as simple as possible in order to reduce device costs and to minimize battery consumption. In addition, it is also adapted to work in difficult radio condi- tions, which is a frequent operational area for certain machine type communication devices. Although NB- IoT is an independent radio interface, it is tightly connected with LTE, which also shows up in its integra- tion in the current LTE specifications.

In this whitepaper we introduce the NB-IoT technology with an emphasis on the tight connection to LTE.

©2016 Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz are an Associate of GSA

Date: 16th Mar 2017
Type: White Paper
Technology: Narrow Band IoT & M2M
Originator: Rohde & Schwarz

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