COSMOTE deploys cellular NB-IoT on 4G network in Greece

Cosmote IoT networkCOSMOTE has completed the deployment of the first cellular NB-IoT clusters in the 4G network in 11 Greek cities and hotspots.

The strategy of COSMOTE cellular NB-IoT is to support mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) use cases.

Ericsson engineers upgraded part of the COSMOTE LTE network with software that supports NB-IoT technology, enabling massive IoT use cases.

Ericsson and COSMOTE in partnership with local partner Fuelics, and using Ericsson IoT Accelerator Platform, designed, tested and introduced a novel NB-IoT use case using COSMOTE’s commercial network for asset management – fuel tank capacity monitoring – at the Democritus University of Thrace.

“COSMOTE, recognizing the potential of IoT technology, is the first operator in Greece and one of the firsts in Europe, to trial NB-IoT and evolve its network,” George Tsonis, OTE Group Executive Director of Network Planning & Development, said.

COSMOTE aims to deploy a range of new IoT use cases and services in smart cities, logistics handling, utilities and more.