Converge! Network Digest
Topics: T-Mobile, narrowband, Network Tech
There are more devices than people on earth, and the modern world is undergoing a digital transformation, which is one of the reasons people should start thinking about IoT, which stands for the Internet of Things. Deployment of IoT solutions by customers has improved customer service, lowered operating costs and generated new business opportunities. T-mobile is trying to find solutions that can use IoT to bring dramatic value to businesses as well as customers. Since there is no universal solution for the sensor to network connectivity, the three most valuable parts of IoT are what is being connected, which is the nature of sensors, how it is being connected, which is the nature of the network, and lastly, how the data is transformed and utilized, which tells us the analytics and actions it takes. This concludes that a specific plan and objective are needed to deploy the IoT successfully. According to T-Mobile, IoT deployment requires detailed planning with a clear, specific goal same, as an explicit goal is necessary in order to develop new technologies. For example, suppose the IoT solution is created to improve customer service. In that case, the data should be tracked with metrics, and it should be clear that it is improving customer service to the same extent as intended before developing the IoT solution. To achieve success in IoT, a suitable partner is very important as there are several moving parts which are challenging to scale in IoT devices and software and networks. T-Mobiles’ perspective is to build a reliable nationwide network for IoT applications. T-Mobile is the first to introduce narrowband IoT, which supports low data rates while providing acceptable performance for several mass-market applications and also consumes less power. Some of the benefits of this IoT will be up to 10-year battery life for remote devices and having cheaper modules. Using the narrowband IoT, more remote sensors can be connected in a small field, allowing users to build applications on a big scale because of the nationwide coverage. With global connectivity partners, users can deploy their applications where ever the narrowband is available by their partners and where ever they have customers in the whole world. Another important thing is having the right partner to deploy the IoT solutions, which involves a network that supports IoT and a partner with some experience with IoT. The right partner provides an end-to-end, more efficient IoT solution.