AT&T on Wednesday announced plans to launch a narrowband Internet of Things network in the U.S. and Mexico in 2019.
The technology will be deployed through software upgrades at the carrier’s cell sites in the U.S. early in the year, with upgrades in Mexico beginning by year’s end.
Company officials said NB-IoT would complement its existing LTE-M network for IoT operations in those countries, which launched in the U.S. in 2016 and in Mexico last year.
Narrowband was deployed in 31 nations out of the 48 to roll out Low Power Wide Area Networks as of April, according to industry group GSMA.
“Adding NB-IoT to our portfolio will expand our LPWA capabilities, help drive investment in our evolution to 5G and support our customers as they deploy IoT solutions across the U.S. and Mexico,” AT&T IoT Solutions Chris Penrose said in a statement.
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