What main use cases are supported with NB-IoT?
There are no “main use cases”, as NB-IoT supports a very wide range of diverse applications. Some examples:
- Utilities (metering, e.g. heat, water, gas)
- Smart City (e.g. street lighting, smart parking, smart waste mgmt)
- Logistics (e.g. goods localization)
- Consumer (e.g. home appliances)
- Smart Building (e.g. alarm systems, access control, heating/AC controls)
- Industry (e.g. equipment status & management, energy infrastructure monitoring)
- Agriculture (e.g. soil/crop/livestock monitoring)
NB-IoT primary supports use cases with low data rates, high latency, low frequency transfer, deeper indoor penetration, low power consumption and no voice/SMS, although some operators do support SMS.