Claro expands Internet of Things network to more than 2,000 cities | Telecommunications

THE sure announced the expansion of its network Internet of Things for 2,250 Brazilian cities: there are already about 13,500 antennas activated with the technology LTE-M, which complements the cellular signal in 2G, 3G and 4G. The operator joins TIM and Vivo in offering IoT networks in Brazil.

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The LTE-M adopted by Claro is ideal for mobile devices, such as vehicle trackers and card machines. The operator provides the signal with the frequencies of 700 MHz and 1,800 MHz. The 2,600 MHz network is left out, which makes a lot of sense: the higher the frequency, the lower the signal penetration.

Claro confirmed to the Tecnoblog that the LTE-M network is already available in all Brazilian capitals with the exception of Aracaju (SE), but the municipality is already being implemented by the operator.

The technology adopted by Claro is different from TIM, which expanded its Internet of Things network to more than 3 thousand municipalities. The Italian operator uses NB-IoT, with a greater focus on static devices with low data exchange, such as agricultural sensors, energy meters, water, gas and sewage.

In September, Vivo announced that its IoT network reached 400 municipalities, including six capitals. The operator offers both LTE-M and NB-IoT standards, and plans to expand to all locations currently served with 4G.

Updated at 16:09

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