Technologies and Applications of Narrowband Internet of Things

  • Jia ChenEmail author
  • Jiajun Shi
  • Xiangxu Chen
  • Yuan Wu
  • Liping Qian
  • Liang Huang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 251)


Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is one kind of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies to achieve the aims of deep coverage penetration, low power consumption, low cost and massive connections. NB-IoT aims at supporting small data and low rate applications. In this paper, we first introduce the general background of NB-IoT. Then we overview several performances of NB-IoT and make comparison between NB-IoT with other wireless communication technologies, including WiFi, ZigBee and etc. Finally, we design an environmental monitoring system based on NB-IoT. In this proposed system, NB-IoT module transmits the data of the sensor nodes to cloud platform.


NB-IoT Internet of Things LPWAN 



This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61572440, in part by the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants LR17F010002 and LR16F010003, in part by the Young Talent Cultivation Project of Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology under Grant 2016YCGC011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jiajun Shi
    • 1
  • Xiangxu Chen
    • 1
  • Yuan Wu
    • 1
  • Liping Qian
    • 1
  • Liang Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information EngineeringZhejiang University of TechnologyHangzhouChina

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