(Yicai Global) Nov 17 -- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Vodafone Group Plc launched a commercialization plan for their Narrowband Internet of Things, a low power wide area network, in Spain.
Huawei announced the news during the Smart City Expo World Congress held in Barcelona from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17.
The narrowband Internet of Things provides mobile access for inaccessible remote regions and IoT devices with minimal costs for early development and later maintenance. It also has a facility for utility water management in 'smart cities'.
"Global IoT devices based on the cellular system will increase seven-fold in the future. NB-IoT is a key infrastructure." Jiang Wangcheng, vice president in charge of marketing and solutions at Huawei, said during an exclusive interview with Yicai Global.
"Once being commercialized, NB-IoT will bring pragmatic benefits for our enterprise customers and enable more devices to have access to the IoT," Vodafone's IoT project director Ivo Rook told Yicai Global.
The low power consumption ofNB-IoT can extend the service life of an IoT device's battery for as long as 10 years. The security of the IoT service on the permitted spectrum is not susceptible to interference and can provide a guarantee of better service.
Huawei and Vodafone have jointly carried out tests on an intelligent parking application with the technology.