Devices can sleep for periods of time with extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX) and Power Saving Mode (PSM) functionalities which greatly reduces device power consumption.
Enhanced signal coverage per base station. With extreme coverage capability, these devices are ideal for supporting very low data rate applications in extremely challenging radio conditions.
The global mobile network standards body’s (3GPP) acceptance of existing Narrowband (NB-IoT) and Cat M1 IoT technologies as 5G IoT technologies means we will be able to continue to support our devices beyond the lifespan of 4G. Cat M1 and NB-IoT have now officially been recognised as a 5G technology. As a result, our customers can embrace these devices with confidence in the technology’s long-term future. Telstra has already taken the formal position that these devices will be able to operate on Telstra IoT networks until at least 2035.