Vodafone and Adroit, globally connecting your IoT solutions.
Adroit partners with leading telecommunications operator Vodafone to include seamless network connectivity as part of our IoT solutions.
Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are an essential component of an IoT solution. Vodafone utilises the popular NB-IoT / Cat M1 standard, providing reliable, efficient and secure connectivity for IoT devices across New Zealand and the world. As a Vodafone IoT Partner, Adroit uses the Vodafone Global Data Services Platform (GDSP) which enables self provisioning and management of Vodafone Global SIMs. With the Global SIM we can now support your IoT infrastructure around the world. It’s a set up and ready to use device, making installing, distributing, and deploying your IoT solutions simple. This partnership enables Adroit to meet all your businesses IoT connectivity requirements.
What are LPWAN technologies designed to deliver?
Why is NB-IoT / Cat M1 the best IoT network?
Extended coverage over large areas even when underground or deep within buildings
Great power efficiency meaning the devices can run on batteries for up to 10 years
Low cost communications hardware enabling data collection devices to be cheaper
Low bandwidth with most connections requiring just a few bytes of data to be transmitted per device per day
- Industrial grade technology: NB-IoT offers great range, throughput and power efficiency at a low price.
- Coverage in challenging deployments. NB-IoT offers coverage penetration in difficult environments that characterise LPWA use cases. Because it uses licensed spectrum bands (just like 3G and 4G) NB-IoT isn’t significantly affected by interference.
- Faster data throughput, without limitations on usage. NB-IoT isn’t limited by legal restrictions on how often each device can transmit, it’s so-called “duty cycle”. This gives it a performance boost, which is vital when planning ahead a decade or more.
- Flexible power management for 15-year operational lifespans. Despite its coverage and performance advantages, NB-IoT offers comparable battery life to other LPWA technologies, thanks in part to advanced power-saving modes that minimise unnecessary chatter over the network.
- Simple designs for cost-effectiveness. NB-IoT has been designed to minimise hardware costs, from chipset fabrication to antennas.
- The practical choice: NB-IoT is an open standard based on LTE. It has the backing of major equipment manufacturers, and is based on familiar technology for easier integration into existing infrastructure and processes.
- Fast and flexible for carriers to deploy. NB-IoT can be flexibly deployed on any existing network, either leveraging the LTE network footprint in-band or co-existing with other network technologies in standalone mode.
- NB-IoT is an open standard developed under 3GPP standards organisation and as such has broad market support. A critical mass of network operators and hardware manufacturers are backing NB- IoT. It’s the safe bet for long-term commitment globally and benefits from economies of scale.
- Easy to integrate into traditional cellular technology ecosystems. In many ways NB-IoT behaves like LTE, so it’s familiar to network engineers, application developers and hardware developers.
- Secure and available. Security is important in any IoT deployment. NB-IoT inherits LTE’s strong security features, making it the safest choice.