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Top Five Considerations for a Successful NB-IoT Deployment

Published: 26 April 2017

ID: G00320492

Analyst(s): Peter Liu , Kosei Takiishi , Toni Nygren , King-Yew Foong


Many CSPs have positioned NB-IoT as a "game changer" in the IoT market. To ensure a successful NB-IoT deployment, CSP technology strategic planners must overcome numerous challenges around spectrum, architecture, NB-IoT chip pricing and maturity of the ecosystem.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Use Cases That Can Benefit From NB-IoT
  • Select Appropriate Spectrum and Deployment Options to Ensure Quality and Reliability of NB-IoT Services
  • Assess the Network Upgrade and Integration Effort to Get a Comprehensive View of the Total NB-IoT Deployment Cost
  • Build a Strong End-to-End Industry Ecosystem for NB-IoT Future Growth and Development
  • Pay Attention to Security and Signaling Control From the Beginning

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