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MTS deploys NB-IoT federal network in Russia

MTS announced the completion of a large-scale project to build a federal network of narrow-band Internet of Things NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) in Russia. This infrastructure allows you to transfer small amounts of data from numerous devices: it can be all kinds of autonomous sensors, counters, trackers, etc.

“Federal solutions based on NB-IoT are in demand in such areas as transport, energy, control of energy consumption in housing and communal services, “Smart City”. In agriculture, there is great potential for the digitalization of the remote control and monitoring system. In production, including in “harmful” workshops, devices operating on the NB-IoT network allow, without human intervention, to obtain sensor data and control key equipment parameters“, – the operator notes.

Currently, the Russian MTS network for the Internet of things covers more than 90% of potential users. The infrastructure includes over 45 thousand base stations, and in 2022-2023. it is planned to build more than 10 thousand base stations of the NB-IoT standard. The deployment of the network is expected to allow MTS to become a key provider of IoT services for energy and industrial companies, as well as large federal projects.

In the future, the new network will be able to work with several hundred million devices across Russia, since one NB-IoT base station can serve up to 50,000 devices. It is also noted that services for more than 76,000 business clients are currently running on the operator’s NB-IoT network. Aroged

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