What about our communication technology for Agriocom products?

Every monitoring and controlling device will have LoRa module programmed for sending data to web server. Upon availability of NB-IoT from 4G/LTE providers, new version of devices will be released with built-in NB-IoT module. It will have the same protocol and replacement from LoRa to NB-IoT will be completely seamless.

What is NB-IoT?

Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) is a new standard connecting internet of things projects.
NB-IoT focuses specifically on indoor coverage, low cost, long battery life, and enabling a large number of connected devices. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) not only offers enterprise-grade technical specifications, but is also the practical choice for carriers, device manufacturers and ultimately enterprise users.

What are advantages of NB-IoT?
  1. Licensed spectrum quality of service can be assured
  2. Networks NB-IoT uses existing 4G/LTE networks infrastructure
  3. Open standard minimizes the risk of technology becoming redundant
  4. Industry support wide range of service providers and manufacturers
  5. Low cost Every device will have NB-IoT in the future, providing billions of connections.Providers will target turn-over, not price per connection.
Who is behind NB-IoT?

Biggest players are Vodafone and Huawei

When it will be deployed?

Most of GSM networks will have it by 2019 – 2020

What is the biggest advantage of NB-IoT compare to LORA?

LoRa needs 1-2 routers for every 5-10 Km area to forward data from IoT end devices to web server. For NB-IoT no infrastructure needed at all. Devices connect directly to the nearest GSM tower.

Will it be as reliable as GSM 2/3/4G

NB-IOT has better coverage gains by 20 dB compared to GSM. It will be more reliable