Zain Bahrain’s action to go live with narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology happened a year after the company announced its intent in collaboration with Ericsson last year
The “most innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technology” has been deployed by Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications operator in the Kingdom in collaboration with Ericsson after its announcement last year.
Based on narrowband radio standard that aims to support Bahrain in achieving its National Telecommunication Plan (NTP)- 5 machine-to-machine (M2M) aspiration, Zain Bahrain is the first to enable the new technology commercially in the kingdom, the company said.
Enterprises and consumers, by implementing this technology, can gain broader wireless coverage, multiple connections, longer battery life, and cost-effective solutions for IoT adoption, it said.
Ali Isa Al Yaham, Technology Director at Zain Bahrain, said: “Internet of things will play a key role in realising Bahrain’s smart vision 2030, and Zain Bahrain is committed to addressing the growing demand for cutting-edge technologies to service both the enterprise and consumers. Zain Bahrain’s newly deployed NB-IoT Technology will open connectivity platforms that enable any devices or services to interact with a broader coverage and using little power for longer battery life.”
Zain Bahrain’s action to go live with narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology happened a year after the company announced its intent in collaboration with Ericsson last year. Its first commercial test took place successfully in January.
To meet the customers’ needs, the rollout of Zain’s Bahrain nationwide NB-IoT technology network will accelerate businesses’ adoption of such innovative technologies and help to create an IoT ecosystem to develop end-to-end solutions, it said.
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