BSNL launches world’s first satellite-based narrowband IoT network

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News: BSNL has launched the world’s first Satellite-Based Narrowband IoT (Internet of Things) Network in partnership with Skylotec India.


  • Narrowband Internet of Things(IoT): It is a standards-based low power wide area (LPWA) technology developed to enable a wide range of new IoT devices and services.
  • Advantages:
    • very low power consumption
    • excellent extended range in buildings and underground
    • easy deployment into existing cellular network architecture
    • network security & reliability
    • lower component cost.

Additional Facts:

  • Internet of Things(IoT): It describes the network of physical objects — “things”—that are embedded with sensors, software and other technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet.
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