A unified world

With technology advancing to create the Internet of Things (IoT), it is now possible for everyday objects to connect and exchange data. These smart objects are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies to connect and exchange data with similar systems and devices over a communications network, usually the internet.
By the end of 2025, it is estimated that there will be 38.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices worldwide. Such a massive number of devices will require a secure and dependable network that can support them all. This is where the emerging technology of Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) comes into play.

What is NB-IOT?

NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a standards-based low power wide area (LPWA) technology developed to enable a wide range of new IoT devices and services. NB-IoT significantly improves the power consumption of user devices -battery life of more than 10 years can be supported for a wide range of use cases. It also benefits from all the security and privacy features of mobile networks, such as support for user identity confidentiality, entity authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and mobile equipment identification.


Use cases

Solutions powered by NB-IoT are applicable in various scenarios and industries. In situations requiring automatic meter reading, NB-IoT offers a better solution than most other protocols and technologies. NB-IoT finds usability in smart meter reading, agriculture, logistics, smart city solutions, and so on. Its ability to transfer large amounts of data, especially in inaccessible areas, makes it the best fit for underground modules. NB-IoT use cases include:

• Smart metering (electricity, gas, and water meter)

• Smart buildings with intruder and fire alarms for residential and commercial properties

• Personal appliances connected to measure health parameters

• Tracking people, animals, vehicles, or objects

• Smart city infrastructure, for instance, smart parking, streetlights, or dustbins

• Connected industrial appliances


How can we help?

Gibtelecom has developed an NB-IoT solution running on the Gibtel mobile network which provides full coverage of the Rock. Our dedicated team will assist with deployment, setting up test SIMs for you so you can fully trial the solution ahead of committing to an order. The solution is flexible and scalable and fully managed by us.

Pricing is competitive, with an annual price per SIM, dependent on volume of SIMs required. 

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