T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has completed Narrowband IoT field tests on a live commercial network, working together with Qualcomm and Ericsson, the company said.
Narrowband IoT or NB-IoT is an evolution of LTE technology built on industry standards and uses very small amounts of dedicated spectrum to carry data with incredible efficiency and performance.
The field tests were conducted in partnership with Qualcomm and Ericsson across multiple sites on T-Mobile´s live commercial LTE network in Las Vegas and used just 200 KHz of T-Mobile´s AWS spectrum.
T-Mobile and the City of Las Vegas today also announced a new partnership to deploy IoT technology throughout the city — including Narrowband IoT.
Together, T-Mobile and Las Vegas are piloting several IoT projects starting in the City´s Innovation District, an area just off the Las Vegas strip that is dedicated to developing emerging technologies.
A few of the IoT projects include:
Flood Abatement: Flood and storm drainage sensors will provide early warning and fault detection for Las Vegas residents.
Smart City Lighting: T-Mobile will power the City´s LED lighting within a single compact device.
Environmental Monitoring: Sensors placed atop existing smart city light poles will continuously monitor temperature, humidity and environmental gases.