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Nokia, Ericsson and Intel Comes Together to Mainstream IoT

Nokia, Ericsson and Intel Comes Together to Mainstream IoT

Nokia, Ericsson and Intel Corporation have announced to support ‘The Narrow-Band Long-Term Evolution (NB-LTE) technology’. NB-LTE is an optimized variant of the widely deployed 4G LTE technology, and is well-suited for the IoT market segment.

According to the release, Stephan Litjens, vice president, Portfolio Strategy & Analytics, Nokia Networks said, “We believe in building an ecosystem around NB-LTE to speed up the take-up of the Internet of Things. This development will bring consumers benefits such as enhanced and improved connectivity of devices, and at lower cost. This is another extension of Nokia’s aim to improve people’s lives through a programmable world where billions of people, things, sensors and devices are connected.”

Thomas Norén, vice president and Head of Product Management, Business Unit Radio, Ericsson said, “Cellular networks already cover 90 percent of the world’s population so it makes sense to leverage this global footprint to support and drive IoT adoption through the standardization of Narrow-Band LTE. Working with Intel and Nokia, Ericsson is driving the ecosystem to accelerate IoT growth and ensuring a global foundation for a vast range of new IoT applications for consumers, industry and government.”

Nokia, Ericsson and Intel will work together for the commercialization of NB-LTE timed with market demand.

Intel intends to support commercial roll-out of the technology with a roadmap for NB-LTE chipsets and product upgrades beginning in 2016 that will enable slim form factors. The products will add to Intel’s growing LTE portfolio. Nokia and Ericsson will provide the required network upgrades to support an extension of existing LTE networks with NB-LTE optimized for low power Machine-to-Machine communication.


Niloy Banerjee

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