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MTS of NB-IoT

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Developers: Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)
Date of the premiere of the system: 2018/09/10
Last Release Date: May, 2019
Branches: Telecommunication and communication
Technology: Internet of Things of Internet of Things (IoT)

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2019: MTS began to distribute to legal persons of the NB-IoT SIM card

On May 14, 2019 MTS announced the beginning of mass distribution of SIM cards for Internet of Things. The telecommunication operator started this program for testing of the standard of communication of NB-IoT, reported in the press service of the company.

The cost of one SIM card which legal entities and corporate subscribers of MTS can receive is symbolical 1 ruble. Each client can receive unlimited number of SIM cards. The amount of annual traffic on them is 12 MB, and the maximum speed of data transmission is limited to 159 Kbps per second. Clients of MTS will also be able to test the platform for device management of Internet of Things.

MTS began to distribute to legal persons of the SIM card for Internet of Things to test NB-IoT network
MTS began to distribute to legal persons of the SIM card for Internet of Things to test NB-IoT network

To the middle of May, 2019 the NB-IoT network of MTS company works based on several tens of thousands base stations developed more than in 50 Russian cities. The companies can use this technology in logistics, power, retail, medicine, monitoring systems and infrastructure managements of the "smart" city, etc. High capacity of NB-IoT has in the field of housing and public utilities.

Earlier in 2019 MTS started the platform for control of the IoT-equipment. Using this solution constructed on technologies of Nokia it is possible to manage at the same time the office building, the parking, video surveillance and also to control a consumption of water, light and other indicators.

NB-IoT is the fundamental standard of communication for development of Internet of Things which in comparison with alternative solutions differs in energy efficiency and capability to transfer small messages at a high speed. To pass to NB-IoT, operators do not need to rebuild infrastructure — to update enough the software of base stations which will provide the necessary covering.

In addition to MTS, in Russia MegaFon, VimpelCom, Rostelecom and Tele2 are also engaged in development of NB-IoT networks.

2018

Start of pilot projects on Narrow Band IoT technology in 16 cities of Russia

On October 22, 2018 announced PJSC MTS start pilot projects based on Narrow Band IoT technology (NB-IoT) in 16 cities of Russia. The companies from the different industries will be able to receive NB-IoT SIM cards for implementation of solutions in the field of Internet of Things.

SIM cards open access to NB-IoT network which allows business to cut down significantly expenses at implementation of Internet of Things in production. Cost reduction happens thanks to advantages of technology over the existing standards: NB-IoT provides high capacity of network, high radio sensitivity, long service life of attached devices and low cost of the equipment.

Within pilots of MTS will provide three types of SIM cards:

  • normal NB-IoT SIM card,
  • the thermo-SIM card which ensures stable functioning of the smart device in extreme climatic conditions,
  • the sim-chip for miniature devices.

Devices can work with NB-IoT SIM cards trouble-free in difficult conditions of passing of a signal and function up to 10 years without additional recharge of the battery.

The enterprises can receive NB-IoT SIM cards within pilot projects with MTS in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Ufa, Nizhny Novgorod, Chita, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Samara, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Voronezh, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don. Solutions based on NB-IoT are demanded in such spheres as transport and logistics, power, control of a consumption of energy resources in housing and public utilities, retail, medicine, monitoring systems and infrastructure managements of the smart city, security of objects.

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MTS strategically approaches development of a complex of necessary technical solutions which will allow business and users in full to take advantages of Internet of Things. We started federal network NB-IoT, updated the platform which provides comfortable use of network, creates reports and visualizes all processes in a digital format, and now we will provide to everyone to entrepreneurs special NB-IoT SIM cards. Pilot projects which MTS carries out together with business allow to be convinced that IoT-solutions are powerful competitive advantage for the enterprises: they make available exact forecasts of business development, provide economy of resources and automate labor-intensive processes.
Sergey Irevli, director of the department of M2M/IoT of MTS
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Until the end of 2018 the operator will provide a continuous covering of NB-IoT in all million-plus cities and in a number of the large cities of Russia and also will provide services for work with smart devices.

Start of NB-IoT network

On September 10, 2018 Russian telecommunication the operator and provider digital services "MTS" announced readiness of own infrastructure for start of federal network for services and devices Internet of Things in the standard LTE on the basis of technology NB-IoT (Narrow Band IoT).

MTS built federal network NB-IoT for Internet of Things

As reported in MTS, for September, 2018 starts of NB-IoT network already took place in 20 cities of Russia, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Stavropol, Nevinnomyssk, Rostov-on-Don, Omsk, Tver, Almetyevsk, Arsk, Tomsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Surgut, Vladivostok. Until the end of 2018 as the provider claims, MTS will provide a continuous covering of NB-IoT in all million-plus cities and in a number of the large cities of Russia and also will provide services for work with smart devices.

Solutions based on NB-IoT are demanded in such spheres as transport, the power extracting and manufacturing industry, control of a consumption of energy resources in housing and public utilities, retail, medicine, the smart house, monitoring systems and infrastructure managements of the smart city, security of objects. The NB-IoT network is supported by the majority of base stations of MTS in the LTE standard and is unrolled based on solutions of Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, Samsung and Cisco. The constructed infrastructure will provide fast, cost-efficient and safe connection and also integration, management and service of any devices – sensors, sensors and counters, claim in MTS.

According to the statement of MTS, emergence of federal network NB-IoT will significantly reduce costs at implementation of IoT-solutions thanks to such advantages of technology over the existing standards for M2M as the increased capacity of network, high radio sensitivity, long service life and low cost of radio modules. Users will be able to connect to the base station tens of thousands of the devices capable to work in difficult conditions of passing of a signal up to 10 years without recharge.

2017

2016: IoT testing

In 2016 MTS together with Nokia tested the complete solution of Internet of Things and the NB-IoT radio interface on the network.