PCTEL Announces NB-IoT Testing on IBflex® Scanning Receiver
Scanning receiver measurements are crucial for NB-IoT rollouts and
post-deployment optimization. Mobile devices and other sources of LTE
network data are poor predictors of NB-IoT network performance because
NB-IoT is designed to satisfy different requirements than broadband LTE.
Although NB-IoT networks may use existing LTE infrastructure, NB-IoT is
a new air interface, providing enhanced coverage in exchange for lower
data throughput rates. IBflex scanning receivers provide a
reliable characterization of NB-IoT network performance through precise
measurements of NB-IoT signals in all three operation modes (In-Band,
While LTE networks are often optimized for data throughput and capacity, NB-IoT networks need to be optimized for coverage, including indoors, underground, and in remote areas. Operators may deploy NB-IoT small cells to provide coverage for applications such as industrial process automation, connected health care, city infrastructure monitoring, asset tracking, and energy management. Designed for ease of use both indoors and outdoors, IBflex scanning receivers can provide the measurements necessary to verify and optimize NB-IoT coverage for a wide variety of applications. IBflex scanning receivers can also simultaneously collect traditional LTE network measurements alongside NB-IoT measurements.
“NB-IoT is an exciting new technology that will enable operators to tap
into new revenue streams beyond their traditional consumer base. PCTEL
scanning receivers help operators meet demanding network performance
requirements for mission critical industrial and enterprise
PCTEL will demonstrate the IBflex scanning receiver and other
test and measurement solutions for in-building and outdoor small cells
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.pctel.com/.
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