What are the main advantages of NB-IoT compared to LoRa and Sigfox regarding scalability?


  • Scalability is one of the notable features of cellular networks, in which mobile network operators (MNOs) can manage their own capacities
    alongside existing LTE networks. In contrast, proprietary technologies like e.g. LoRa and Sigfox need dedicated gateways and networks,
    operated by different companies across countries and urban regions.

    Arguably, MNOs are better suited to operate reliable and secure networks and platforms for IoT applications fulfilling the need for data
    security and high capacities. As an industry standard currently being rolled out all over the world including the US and the Chinese market,
    where all three mobile operators are rapidly expanding their networks, NB-IoT benefits from decreasing module costs thanks to increasing
    production scale.


 

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