Huawei and Gemalto collaborate to simplify implementation of NB-IoT

Huawei is building 30 commercial NB IoT networks in 20 countries by end of 2017
The collaboration combines solid security and flexibility, Zameer says.
The collaboration combines solid security and flexibility, Zameer says.

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Gemalto and Huawei – via its semiconductor arm, HiSilicon are working together to develop the next generation of NB-IoT modules.

The aim is to bring in place modules that combine an extra level of security and consume very low power. The modules will help manufacturers reduce the cost and size of their devices, and lengthen the battery life of the devices to up to ten years.

“2017 is the year of commercial NB IoT rollouts for us, and we will be building 30 such networks in 20 countries worldwide by the end of the year. Huawei has been a major player in this arena, and we continue to capitalise on this vast opportunity,” said XiongWei, president of LTE solution, Huawei. “We look to supply the market with solutions that provide stable connectivity, low energy consumption, and cost efficiency. The network roll-out will now come with an enhanced integration and flexibility thanks to this collaboration with Gemalto.”

Sherry Zameer, SVP Internet of Things for CISMEA at Gemalto said: “The combination of our expertise in IOT cellular connectivity, and digital security, and Huawei’s high-performance NB IoT chipsets will help device manufacturers and service providers take the plunge into cellular IoT mass deployment thanks to a standardised solution.”

According to ABI Research, NB IoT modules connecting objects to networks are forecast to represent over 20% of all cellular shipments by 2021.

 

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