Vodafone finishes development of Narrowband IoT


The narrowband arrange is currently accessible to 90% of Vodafone's LTE locales. This should encourage organizations and districts begin in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Client

    Vodafone GmbH

  • Services

    To help companies and municipalities get started in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Technologies

    Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology

  • Dates



At Vodafone, the undertaking is running under the name "Machine Network". Truth be told, it is a Narrowband IoT standard information transmission arrange, otherwise called LTE Cat MB1 or NB-IoT.


It works in a band that is just 180 kHz wide and is situated on a LTE transporter or in the defensive band among uplink and downlink.


The transmission rate is correspondingly low, only 250 kbit/s. The quality of the system lies in high accessibility, low vitality utilization and high building throughput – i.e., gathering even through the dividers of houses.


Narrowband-IoT is particularly intended for information trade with regards to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Conceivable applications incorporate the following of holders and also the checking of power meters.


Vodafone has been dealing with extending its IoT arrange since March 2018 .


Among its first clients are the Deutsche Bahn, which utilizes it to oversee workspaces at its different locales, and Panasonic, which means to interface its keen home applications.


For private ventures, an IoT tracker is accessible, with which the organizations can deal with the different gadgets and questions through a standard interface.