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The LPWAN game changer – 1 Euro per SIM card and year

1 Euro per SIM and year

The Germans are the masters of long words and long sentences with the verb at the end (frustrating simultaneous translators the world over). German datasheets are 30% longer, or in a font size so small they are hard to read.  But, Germans are capable of short stories as well. To cut a long story short, […]

Thrilling public US LPWAN Champion Hurdle – 2018-02-11

LPWAN race USA

T-Mobile on NB-IoT was the winner in a thrilling public US LPWAN Champion Hurdle. T-Mobile entered the NB-IoT horse trained by parent company, Deutsche Telekom in Germany. The surprise second place was taken by Verizon, also ridden on an NB-IoT horse. The runners up in the first LPWAN race of 2018 were the unlicensed riders. […]

NB-IoT networks worldwide 2017-11-1

LPWAN exception

NB-IoT networks worldwide In nominal data, 15 economies would have GDP above $1 trillion, 62 have above $100 billion and 177 have above $1 billion. Top five economies account for approximately 53.82 %, whereas top ten accounts for approx. 67.19 %. top 20 economies add up to over 80%. 92 smallest economies only contribute 1 […]

NB-IoT coverage in NL, 4471 BTS in band 8 – Captain N.B. episode 5

NB-IoT BTS on band 8 in Den Haag

NB-IoT coverage in NL Ground Control to the #LPWAN shuttle: “Captain N.B. , Wow you leaked the NB-IoT secret of Dutch! Unbelievable, they run 4471 base station tranceivers in band 8 on 41,543 km2 surface. This is 0.929 km2 in average per BTS. This is the best LPWAN BTS density in Europe for sure. Over and […]

Close to 100 German cities got NB-IoT coverage – Captain N.B. episode 4

#LPWAN status scanned by Captain N.B.

Close to 100 German cities got NB-IoT coverage – Ground Control to the #LPWAN shuttle: “Captain N.B. you worked hard today. Within 24 hours, you made a basic scan of the LPWAN coverage in Germany. You found close to hundred cities with NB-IoT coverage. Please be so kind and provide us with some more details […]

HARdunio – Arduino footprint NB-IoT shield update

Arduino shield with NB-IoT module

We have extensively tested the HARduino board over the past few days. We have been testing the GSM version due to the lack of NB-IoT coverage in the region of our office in the North of Germany but both NB-IoT and GSM exhibit the same characteristics in the tests we carried out. The AT command set […]

LPWAN comparison – Weightless-P vers SIGFOX vers LoRa

Sigfox, Lora, Weightless P compared to each other

For comparison, the Hata Model was used. Hata is the most widely used radio frequency propagation model for predicting the behaviour of cellular transmissions in built up areas. Settings for the simulation on Hata model LPWAN Base Station Height = 30m End-Device Height = 0.5m Simulation results for LPWAN on Weightless P, LoRa and SIGFOX   If […]

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