THE Live announced the expansion of its network dedicated to Internet of Things devices to about 400 Brazilian municipalities, including capitals such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Belém, Porto Alegre and Curitiba. Using LTE-M and NB-IoT standards, the operator already had a discreet operation with a dedicated network for connected devices in the city of Chapecó (SC).
The technology NB-IoT it is mainly intended for static devices, such as public lighting, dumps, alarm systems and water, light and gas meters. Meanwhile, the LTE-M it has better performance in equipment that requires mobility, such as tracking vehicles, animals, high-value objects or even card machines.
NB-IoT uses the frequency of 700 MHz, while LTE-M operates both 700 MHz and 1,800 MHz. These technologies complement the traditional 2G, 3G and 4G networks already used by mobile devices.
In total, NB-IoT and LTE-M coverage reaches 47% of the Brazilian population and 60% of the national GDP. Vivo currently has more than 9 million M2M devices (machine to machine), being the market leader with 41%.
In the press release, the operator informs that the IoT networks will be expanded to more municipalities over the next few months, with the aim of reaching everywhere with Vivo’s 4G – currently there are 3,169 cities, according to the Teleco.
Tecnocast 009 – The internet of things
You have probably heard of the internet of things, but what does this concept really mean? Are we talking about new gadgets? Refrigerators that shop and access Facebook? Do I really need this?
In fact, despite generating some confusion, the concept is relatively simple. The internet has gone through the era of computers and people (social networks, e-commerce, etc.), but now it will be “used” by objects. They were designed to understand our behavior, communicate with each other through the network and thus facilitate our daily lives.
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