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MIIT: China to Drive NB-IoT

Updated:2017/6/15 15:12

It is reported that MIIT recently announced that China is required to speed up the implementation of NB-IoT in China, and to build 400,000 million base stations by the end of this year, 1.5 million by 2020.

NB-IoT has outstanding advantages in depth coverage, large links, ultra low power consumption and ultra low cost, becoming an important push of the IoT industry process.

Constructing NB-IoT infrastructure and developing the application based on NB-IoT is helpful to the network development in China and can promote the innovation and "Internet+".

MIIT also said that China aims to achieve over 20 million M2M connections based on NB-IoT in 2017 and over 600 million in 2020.

The NB-IoT technical agreement was identified by 3GPP on June 16, 2016, which can be deployed around the world now, giving birth to a series of commercial scenes. China's three major operators have started launching the pre-commercial NB-IoT services.

 Source:C114
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