Zain Bahrain successfully trials NB-IoT with Ericsson

21 Jan 2021

Zain Bahrain, in collaboration with Ericsson, has announced the successful completion of trials of Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology. The trial that started in early August showcases ‘massive potential’ of the latest technologies in the Kingdom, according to a company statement. Once deployed in Bahrain, NB-IoT is expected to help accelerate the proliferation of IoT devices and develop the IoT ecosystem, with advantages including better coverage, long battery life, and cost-effective solutions for enterprises. Ali Al-Yaham, Director of Technology at Zain Bahrain, said: ‘NB-IoT is the main pillar to enable IoT and M2M in a massive scale … NB-IoT is expected to become an integral part of 5G, addressing the significant demand for low-speed, low-bandwidth connections for massive machine to machine communication.’

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