Dialog Axiata has rolled out the commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies in Sri Lanka with Ericsson.
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The mobile network technology will help accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices. It will further develop the IoT ecosystem in Sri Lanka by offering better coverage, long battery life and cost-effective solutions to enterprises.
“The Cat-M1/NB-IoT network will amplify opportunity for solutions such as Smart Metering for utilities, Smart Parking, Smart Bins, smart environmental sensors for smart cities, logistic solutions as well as other applications in agriculture and farming,” Pradeep De Almeida, group chief technology officer, Dialog Axiata, said.
Ericsson supplies Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT support as a software activation to Dialog Axiata’s existing LTE Radio Access Network.
Ericsson’s Massive IoT solutions for Cat-M1 and NB-IoT devices have advantages including low cost, low power consumption, deep coverage, massive connections, and more secure and reliable transmission.