MegaFon Launches NB-IoT in Yekaterinburg

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 24, 2019. Yekaterinburg is now the Greater Urals’ first city to get MegaFon’s NarrowBand Internet of things within the existing network segment, the telecom company’s press service reports.

‘Our NB-IoT package is fully ready for millions of meters, sensors, and other devices active within the metropolis. This is a machine- rather than human-oriented network, so this is a great solution for production process improvements. The NB-IoT allows both private companies and state-run organizations to cut down on costs with the help of smart devices; the narrow-band network has increased capacity to allow electronic devices to work in a more or less standalone mode for up to ten years without the need to get recharged,’ the company says.

The NarrowBand IoT ensures wide network coverage and good quality signal within buildings, ground floors, and basements. This means a sensor installed within a production department, inside a plant building with very thick walls, or in a basement will perform well and send the data into the system trouble-free.

‘About 150 new smart devices sign in with our network every day. This is just the beginning. The number of devices that is this large needs a separate, convenient, and cost-efficient standard that is the NB-IoT. Thanks to the country’s most powerful grouping of base stations that the new connection standard relies on, we are fully prepared to introduce a large-scale network to connect billions of gadgets of all kinds,’ says MegaFon Ural’s Tech Director Anton Scherbakov.

The new solution is expected to enjoy demand in the utilities and energy sectors, transportation, healthcare, security industry, and Smart City infrastructure. MegaFon is quite prepared to work on the NB-IoT projects that suit Yekaterinburg businesses’ needs.


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