November 04, 2019: Telenor Pakistan has successfully launched the first ever Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) site in Pakistan, in another disruptive measure to boost the country’s digital ecosystem.
Through NB-IoT, Telenor Pakistan aims to bring revolutionary changes to the local industries through increased connectivity, deep coverage, energy saving, and lower costs. With its ability to support massive machine-type communication (mMTC) and enable high-penetration, low-power, low-cost and low-data-rate communication, NB-IoT is set to be a game-changer for the local industries.
“This development testifies our commitment towards a Digital Pakistan and furthers our empowerment goals.” said Khurrum Ashfaque, Chief Technology Officer, Telenor Pakistan. “Telenor introduced IoT in Pakistan in 2015, hosting a series of country’s largest IoT exhibitions and launching useful IoT products. Today, we take a step further towards boosting the IoT ecosystem in the country with the launch of the country’s first NB-IoT site. I am confident that the development will provide the local industries a solid footing to operate smarter and contribute to a more citizen-friendly civil infrastructure.”