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Narrow Band Internet of Things Network (NB-IoT)—BSNL and Skylo

Published on December 13, 2020
Current Context: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) partnered with Skylo to launch satellite-based Narrow Band Internet of Things network (NB-IoT) in India.
Narrow Band Internet of Things Network (NB-IoT)—BSNL and Skylo
  • This is the world’s first NB-IoT by BSNL and Skylo. 
  • The IoT solution for this is developed by Skylo and this solution is connected with BSNLs satellite ground infrastructure which provides PAN-India coverage, including Indian seas. 
  • This NB-IoT solution will prove useful to fishermen, farmers, and in sectors like construction, mining and logistics.
  • The solution is launched to fulfil BSNL’s vision to explore technology to provide affordable and innovative telecom services and products to all core sectors of India. 
  • The NB-IoT is a Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology which improves the power consumption of the devices, spectrum efficiency and system capacity.
  • It is developed to offer a wide range of new internet of things devices and services to core sectors of India. It is compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks.


Q.1 Who among the following launched world’s first Narrow Band Internet of Things network (NB-IoT) in partnership with Skylo?
a. Bharti Airtel
b. Vodafone Idea
c. Reliance Jio
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