China Telecom currently operates the world’s largest Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network. Last summer, the mobile network operator announced a 200 million yuan (US$ 32 million) push to promote early development of NB-IoT applications that run on its network.
SARAN201 comes fully certified for operation on China Telecom’s NB-IoT network and is in mass production. Also, the u-blox SARA-N200 NB-IoT module has passed China Unicom’s certification test. The company is confident that their NB‑IoT range of solutions will further steer way of communications. NB-IoT enables communication with “things” that require small amounts of data, over long periods, in hard to reach places.
“This is the first time that China Telecom has included a NB-IoT u-blox product in its online offering,” says Perry Zhang, Principal Strategic Partnerships at ublox. “Aside from increasing our visibility in China, this benefits our Chinese customers by qualifying them to receive financial support towards their purchase.”
u-blox solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. ublox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the IoT, quickly and cost effectively.