Deutsche Telekom certifies UNISOC’s NB-IoT chipset

NB-IoTDeutsche Telekom announced certification of UNISOC’s NB-IoT chipset, IVY8908A as one of the recommended Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) solutions.

NB-IoT is a standards-based low power wide area (LPWA) technology that will enable a barrage of new IoT devices and services thanks to its ability to improve power consumption, system capacity and spectrum efficiency of user devices.

In addition, NB-IoT can co-exist with 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks, and is supported by major mobile chipsets and equipment manufacturers. It also scores in terms of security and privacy features such as data integrity, entity authentication, and support for user identity confidentiality, among others.

With Deutsche Telekom’s certification, UNISOC’s IVY8908A becomes one of the most recommended NB-IoT solutions and has been integrated in Deutsche Telekom’s IoT Solution Optimizer, according to company officials.

Deutsche Telekom serves around 178 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed-network lines, and 20 million broadband lines. Deutsche Telekom has already commercially launched NB-IoT networks in 8 European countries, as well as the United States.

IVY8908A supports 3GPP Release 14 protocol and has a frequency range covering 690~2200MHz. It can be adapted to domestic and overseas carrier networks. This makes it perfect for smart meters, tracking devices, and other such products.

Deutsche Telekom’s IoT Solution Optimizer is a web-based service that helps model and analyse the performance, reliability and sustainability of IoT solutions designed under specific deployment conditions. The solution can guide customers to develop more business ready IoT solutions.

The adoption of the IVY8908A in the Deutsche Telekom’s IoT Solution Optimizer provides more possibilities for the customers on delivering mature IoT products.