Internet of Things (IoT)

CableFree IoT – The Internet of Things

CableFree Internet of Things (IoT)

The IoT (Internet of Things) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enables these objects to connect and exchange data. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to inter-operate within the existing Internet infrastructure.

Experts estimate that the Internet of Things will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020. It is also estimated that the global market value of Internet of Things will reach $7.1 trillion by 2020

The CableFree product range is ideal to implement and connect an Internet of Things network using  either 4G/LTE or WiFi solutions to connect IoT devices:

Cellular Internet of Things using NB-IoT LTE

LTE Internet of Things is a suite of two complementary narrowband technologies – eMTC1 & NB-IoT2 – defined starting in 3GPP Release 13. Together, they deliver optimized performance and efficiency for a wide range of low-power, wide-area Internet of Things

CableFree LTE IoT evolution

CableFree LTE Supports Internet of Things

CableFree 4G LTE base stations support NB-IoT release 13 compliant standards, to enable connection of Internet of Things devices to a CableFree LTE base station.

  • Single-tone and multi-tone category NB1 UE support
  • 15 kHz and 3.75 kHz subcarrier spacing are supported
  • All operation modes (in-band, guard band and standalone) are supported
  • Multiple NB-IoT and LTE cells can be used at the same time in the same eNodeB

CableFree NB-IoT

NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology designed for the Internet of Things and is one of a range of Mobile (MIoT) technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).  This standard focuses specifically on indoor coverage, low cost, long battery life, and enabling a large number of connected devices. The NB-IoT technology is deployed “in-band” in spectrum allocated to Long Term Evolution (LTE), using resource blocks within a normal LTE carrier (or in the unused resource blocks within a LTE carrier’s guard-band) or “standalone” for deployments in dedicated spectrum. It is also suitable for the re-farming of GSM spectrum.

LTE Cat 1 LTE Cat 0 LTE Cat M1(eMTC) LTE Cat NB1(NB-IoT) EC-GSM-IoT
3GPP Release Release 8 Release 12 Release 13 Release 13 Release 13
Downlink Peak Rate 10 Mbit/s 1 Mbit/s 1 Mbit/s 250 kbit/s 474 kbit/s (EDGE)2 Mbit/s (EGPRS2B)
Uplink Peak Rate 5 Mbit/s 1 Mbit/s 1 Mbit/s 250 kbit/s (multi-tone)20 kbit/s (single-tone) 474 kbit/s (EDGE)2 Mbit/s (EGPRS2B)
Latency 50-100ms not deployed 10ms-15ms 1.6s-10s 700ms-2s
Number of Antennas 2 1 1 1 1-2
Duplex Mode Full Duplex Full or Half Duplex Full or Half Duplex Half Duplex Half Duplex
Device Receive Bandwidth 1.08 – 18 MHz 1.08 – 18 MHz 1.08 MHz 180 kHz 200 kHz
Receiver Chains 2 (MIMO) 1 (SISO) 1 (SISO) 1 (SISO) 1-2
Device Transmit Power 23 dBm 23 dBm 20 / 23 dBm 20 / 23 dBm 23 / 33 dBm

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