Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed to meet the emerging demands and challenges of IoT devices and services.
NB-IoT allows for extended coverage in both rural and deep indoors environments and improves device power consumption, system capacity, and spectral efficiency. In many cases, battery life of over 10 years can be supported. With its relative simplicity compared to GSM/GPRS, NB-IoT technology promises to provide a cost-effective solution for years to come.
NB-IoT is supported by all major mobile equipment, chipset, and module manufacturers and benefits from the security and privacy features of cellular networks, including support for user confidentiality, data integrity, and mobile equipment identification.