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DanJones
DanJones
2/8/2018 | 7:08:09 AM
Huh?
Are you referring to me? Because I've never "written off" NB-IoT as you suggest and, to date at least, you haven't commented on the stories I've written about AT&T and Cat M. See: http://www.lightreading.com/iot/nb-iot/us-carriers-place-bets-on-cat-m-and-nb-iot/a/d-id/736648http://www.lightreading.com/iot/nb-iot/us-carriers-place-bets-on-cat-m-and-nb-iot/a/d-id/736648 So I'm not sure what this is in reference to? Dan
iotman
iotman
2/7/2018 | 5:31:23 PM
Humble pie?
It must be getting difficult now for these so called "experts" who only 6 months ago were writing off NB-IOT. I constantly challenged their articles, because they were so full of mis-information. Now NB-IOT is everywhere, is growing rapidly and will dominate the IoT landscape. Anyone looking objectivly at all competiting technologies could see this was a no-brainer. Infrastructure already in place, open standards based eco-system open to all device vendors etc.

Commercial networks and prices are already avaiable, and the technology not only works great, but is being constantly improved by companies with billions of dollars invested in making this work.

So whilst I like reading some of these articles, I take a lot of them with a grain of salt.

Of course AT&T will fall into line. IoT cameras are a great idea, but hardly a battery powered, mass deployment opportunity. You can do great remote camera stuff now over 4G. They will soon be with the likes of Orange, trying to shoe-horn LTE-M into applications where NB-IOT makes mcuh more sense, at the expense of customers and device vendors. Having thoroughly tested both technologies, NB-IOT is the only way to go for battery powered sensors with long asset lives.

 

I look forward to the next article telling us how AT&T are now doing an NBIOT nation-wide rollout.

Rag


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