Dialog Axiata deploys the first commercial Massive IoT network

Dialog Axiata has rolled out the first commercial Massive IoT network supporting both Cat-M1 and NB-IoT technologies in South Asia.

The IoT network Solution has been provided by Ericsson. Ericsson delivers Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT support as a software activation to Dialog Axiata’s existing LTE Radio Access Network. Ericsson’s Massive IoT solutions for Cat-M1 and NB-IoT devices offers advantages including low cost, low power consumption, deep coverage, massive connections, and more secure and reliable transmission.

The IoT network has been deployed across Dialog Axiata’s Sri Lankan network. The latest IoT network technology will help the telco accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices. It will further develop the IoT ecosystem in the country by offering the superior coverage, long battery life and cost-effective solutions to enterprises.

Pradeep De Almeida, Group Chief Technology Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC, said, “With this launch, we are seeking to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies by enterprises and help them create exciting new products and services for consumers. The Cat-M1/NB-IoT network will amplify opportunity for solutions such as Smart Metering for utilities, Smart Parking, Smart Bins, smart environmental sensors for smart cities, logistic solutions as well as other applications in agriculture and farming.”

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